Roll the dice to create your personal Viennese Waltz!
Stand at one of the four tables and move your hand over the sensor. Take the virtual cube. Now roll the dice! Repeat the process three times.
Which instrument can be heard at which console? The computer automatically switches between three instruments at each of the four tables.
As soon as you have finished rolling the dice, you will hear your individual waltz. The computer-generated system works at random and allows you to compose, using more than a thousand variations.
In the 19th century, the swinging movement of the waltz corresponded so closely to the romantic spirit of the time that it dominated the ballroom and the imagination of numerous composers. There were no limits to the waltz. From Vienna, it spread across the whole world. Today, the waltz is regarded a social dance par excellence, enjoyed by countless people and, of course, even more popular among dancers.
You can purchase your very own waltz from our Museum Shop on the 4th floor. Simply make a note of the number at the end of the game.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Haydn used to play this game, allowing chance to decide what their music would sound like?
A number of board games were created at the end of the 18th century. These were usually played in coffee shops and homes. The dice game was just one of these. Composing at random is not therefore a 21st century invention. But the two famous composers had to do without a computer version of this game …