The year 1817 saw Franz Schubert compose some of his most famous songs, including “Der Tod und das Mädchen” [Death and the Maiden], “Ganymed” [Ganymede], and “Die Forelle” [The Trout].

Students of the mdw will present these and other settings of poems by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Johann Mayrhofer, and Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart. Readings of texts and excerpts of documents from 1817 round out this look back at a special year.

In cooperation with the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien
 


Ticket prices and further information: www.musikverein.at

6 Nov. 2017, 8 pm
Musikverein, Glass Hall
Musikvereinsplatz 1
1010 Vienna



Theresa Krügl, soprano
Angelo Pollak, tenor
Andreas Fröschl, piano
Fiona Pollak, piano

Songs by W. A. Mozart, Franz Schubert, and Richard Strauss

In cooperation with the Brucknerhaus in Linz
 

(c) Susanne Latin

Ticket prices and further information: www.brucknerhaus.at

7 Nov. 2017, 7:30 pm
Brucknerhaus Linz, Mittlerer Saal
Untere Donaulände 7
4020 Linz


Today’s reverent attitude toward original notation, instrumentation, and performance practice would probably have been met with an incredulous shake of the head in the eighteenth century. This performance acknowledges and brings to life that era’s casual approach to authenticity. Particular attention will be paid to arrangements done during the age of Empress Maria Theresia.

In cooperation with the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna
 

Tickets and further information: www.musikverein.at

20 Nov. 2017, 8 pm
Musikverein, Glass Hall
Musikvereinsplatz 1
1010 Vienna

Programme

Joseph Haydn: Symphony Hob. I:108 in an arrangement for string quartet (Paris 1768)
String Quartet after the Oratorio Il ritorno di Tobia by Joseph Haydn (arrangement for the imperial family, 1798)
String Quartet in D major Hob. III:3 in an arrangement for string trio and harpsichord (Melk, 2nd half of the 18th century)
Arias by André Ernest Modeste Grétry, Ignaz Umlauff, and Georg Christoph Wagenseil arranged for singers, strings, and fortepiano or harpsichord

Students of the mdw