Österreichisches VolksLiedWerk
Volksmusikland Österreich

A Viennese folk style developed in song and music especially in the 19the century. This "Viennese" style of music once found has been recomposed and revitalised ever since and a constant exchange between it and genres such as blues, jazz, rock, operetta theatrical or hit songs takes place. More recently, critical subject matter has been dealt with in song.


"Schrammelmusik" - a quartet with two violins, a Viennese button accordion and a bass guitar is well-known throughout the world. All of these aspects of Viennese music are offered annually at the "wean hean" Festival.