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20 March 2024

Running to the rhythm of 'Tarantula Galopp' by Joseph Lanner and to 'Where Do I Begin', interpreted by Conchita Wurst! Wiener Symphoniker Spotify playlist revealed with preview of the Vienna City Marathon route

The Spotify playlist for the Vienna City Marathon on Sunday, April 21, featuring music performed by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Wiener Symphoniker, was announced today with a press release and a news entry on The music will be played at one of the special sections of the route of this year's marathon, the so-called Vienna Symphony Mile, strategically positioned around the Lusthaus on Prater Hauptallee. Here, runners and spectators can enjoy a curated playlist of classical compositions by famous composers such as Strauss and Beethoven, as well as well-known ballroom classics such as 'Tarantula Galopp' by Austrian composer Joseph Lanner or the cover of the Shirley Bassey song 'Where Do I Begin' by Austrian Eurovision Song Contest winner, drag queen, singer and actor Conchita Wurst aka Tom Neuwirth, which were once recorded with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra (playlist fast checked today on Spotify).

Another notable highlight is the hospitable atmosphere at Linke Wienzeile, where spectators can visit one of the cafes along the street. The queer community of the 'Türkis Rosa Lila Villa' will set a sign for diversity and inclusivity and offer their support and encouragement to the runners on this day with cheers and refreshments, emphasizing the marathon's ethos of unity and acceptance.

In addition to these and other key attractions, the marathon route will feature live music performances, interactive displays, and a grand finale between the Vienna State Opera and the Burgtheater. For the first time, the Vienna City Marathon will host an official after-race party, hosted at the 25hours Hotel's attic.

Image: Impression of the Vienna City Marathon along the Linke Wienzeile from last year. Photo: © VCM / Rene Vidalli 2023.

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