10. March 2012

Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche

Junge Philharmonie Wien The light of melody

6.30 p.m. Introductory talk
Albert Hosp

Anton Webern
Six orchestra pieces op.6 (1909)
Gustav Mahler
Songs on the Death of Children (Kindertotenlieder; 1901-1904)
Franz Schubert
Symphony no. 7 in H minor “The Unfinished” (D 759) (1822)

Junge Philharmonie Wien: Michael Lessky (conductor), Adrian Eröd (bariton)

An inseparable line running through Austrian music connects Franz Schubert with Gustav Mahler and Anton Webern. The Junge Philharmonie Wien hits the trail from the finished melodics of Schubert’s “Unfinished” symphony to Mahler’s melancholic song melodies and Webern’s orchestra pieces in which all of the previous light up once again in short song forms of pure lyrical nature.
Like bliss, all these melodies cover the musical statements: Schubert’s cries of loneliness in an inconceivably big cosmos, Mahler’s sorrowful memories of the death of siblings and dreadful suspicions in the musical version of Friedrich Rückert’s verses “Songs on the Death of Children”, Webern’s shaken orchestral walk through the expectation, certainty, tragic and memory of misery.

Cat. I: 29.- / 26.-
Cat. II : 25.- / 22.-

In cooperation with
Ludwig Ritter von Köchel Gesellschaft