FESTIVE DAYS OF EARLY MUSIC


Experiencing music history at work in one of its most decisive moments – at a period which, since the days of Johann Sebastian Bach, has been the most vitally important for our own era and during a phase of its development which has determined the music of our present times – nothing less than this is on offer to the audience of the Festive Days of Early Music between January 24th to February 24th.

In Vienna, a revolution was sparked off which counts amongst the most momentous in the history of European music. The gigantic expansion of compositional possibilities, which characterises music today, was begun in this city and has influenced composers all over the world.

In four concerts at the Wiener Konzerthaus and at the Wien Museum as well as in three composers’ portraits in the intimate space of the ensemble’s rehearsal venue, the musicians of Klangforum Wien will present precious and rarely performed works from the years between 1908 – 1961.

With music of Alban Berg, George Antheil, Hans Erich Apostel, Boris Blacher, Gottfried von Einem, Charles Ives, Ernst Krenek, Bohuslav Martinů, Conlon Nancarrow, Dora Pejačević, Silvestre Revueltas, Karl Schiske, Erwin Schulhoff, Arnold Schönberg et. al.


Festival Passes and Tickets: konzerthaus.at/festlichetage


With the support of the Alban Berg Stiftung

The Distance is too Small.
Current events can therefore only be acknowledged, but hardly understood. To an even greater extent, this applies to contemporary music, which resists comprehension not only owing to the fact that we, as contemporary witnesses, are far too close in time, but also by defying any attempt at being translated into language. In truth, music cannot be expressed in words which, however, are the prime medium of our comprehension and realisation.

Encountering various manifestations of the musical avant-garde of the recent past during the first few weeks of the New Year, therefore, amounts not just to a special music festival. The FESTIVE DAYS OF EARLY MUSIC are also a resounding key for our understanding of the present: What was it that the innovators of our grandparents’ generation wanted to bequeath to us? What did they aim for, what were the hopes that motivated them? And what of all this actually came to fruition as part of their own creative accomplishments and in the lives of their descendants – that’s to say: in our own lives?


Ticket- & Service-Center Wiener Konzerthaus
Lothringerstraße 20, 1030 Wien 
T +43 1 242 002, F +43 1 24200-110 
ticket@konzerthaus.at

In addition to the four festival concerts, the General Pass offers exclusive access to three portrait concerts, for which no single tickets are on sale. The General Pass is available at the following prices:

Category 1  
109 Euro  
-45%*
Category 2  
99 Euro  
-44%*
Category 3  
89 Euro  
-41%*
Category 4  
69 Euro  
-43%*

*saving off individual tickets

Wheelchair seat 119 Euro incl. one accompanying person

Also included with the General Pass are
— the festival almanac of over 100 pages which will be available from December 1, 2017 at the Ticket- & Service Centre of the Wiener Konzerthaus
free access to the Wien Museum for the entire duration of the festival (January 24 – February 24, 2018)

Due to the limited number of seats available at the intimate space of Klangforum Wien’s rehearsal venue, we cannot offer single tickets for the three portrait concerts on January 24, 26 and 28, 2018.These performances will only be accessible for holders of a General Pass.

Youth tickets up to the age of 26: 50% saving off prices above (one festivalpass per person).

Members of the Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft, holders of the Klangforum Wien subscription series and members of the Verein der Freunde of the Wien Museum: 17,5% off prices above (up to to festivalpasses).

24 January 2018
7.00 p.m.
d51, Proberaum des Klangforum Wien, Diehlgasse 51, 1050 Wien Festliche Tage Alter Musik / Portrait Gottfried von Einem / Portrait

On the occasion of his 100th birthday on January 24th, 2018, Klangforum Wien celebrates Gottfried von Einem with films, word- and sound-documents as well as with performances of some of his chamber music works.

 

Ich habe immer Glück gehabt
Gottfried von Einem


Gottfried von Einem — Miniaturen op. 91
    — Bläserquintett op. 46

Vera Fischer, flute
Markus Deuter, oboe
Bernhard Zachhuber, clarinet
Lorelei Dowling, bassoon
Christoph Walder, horn

26 January 2018
7.00 p.m.
d51, Proberaum des Klangforum Wien, Diehlgasse 51, 1050 Wien Festliche Tage Alter Musik / Portrait Hans Erich Apostel / Portrait

Klangforum Wien pays homage to three Austrian composers who, in various ways, have significantly influenced the younger generation after the Second World War in making a new start. Images, texts and sound documents, as well as the performance of some of their chamber music works, will allow us to experience the ideas and aims of a historical avant-garde whose impact takes full effect in our present times. The second portrait is dedicated to Erich Apostel.

Zu Gast bei
HANS ERICH APOSTEL



Hans Erich Apostel — Kubiniana op. 13
    — Quartett op. 14

Eva Furrer, flute
Olivier Vivarès, clarinet
Lorelei Dowling, bassoon
Christoph Walder, horn
Joonas Ahonen, piano

28 January 2018
7.00 p.m.
d51, Proberaum des Klangforum Wien, Diehlgasse 51, 1050 Wien Festliche Tage Alter Musik / Portrait Karl Schiske

Klangforum Wien pays homage to three Austrian composers who, in various ways, have significantly influenced the younger generation after the Second World War in making a new start. Images, texts and sound documents, as well as the performance of some of their chamber music works, will allow us to experience the ideas and aims of a historical avant-garde whose impact takes full effect in our present times. The third portrait is dedicated to Karl Schiske.

Evolution auf B
KARL SCHISKE


Karl Schiske — Drei Stücke nach Volksweisen op. 35
    — Bläserquintett op. 24

Eva Furrer, flute
Markus Deuter, oboe
Olivier Vivarès, clarinet
Lorelei Dowling, bassoon
Christoph Walder, horn
Florian Müller, piano

14 February 2018
7.30 p.m.
Wien, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal Festliche Tage Alter Musik / Konzert Epizentrum

The Festive Days of Early Music 2018 present four concerts with a selection of outstanding works from the decades in which the fundamental principles of musical thought of the present times were first developed.

 

Leopold Spinner — Passacaglia
Hanns Aldo Schimmerling — Sechs Miniaturen für Kammerorchester
Alban Berg — 5 Orchester-Lieder op. 4
Wladimir Vogel — Epitaffio per Alban Berg
Arnold Schönberg — Lied der Waldtaube

Janina Baechle, Mezzos Soprano
Florian Müller, piano
Klangforum Wien
conductor: Peter Rundel

17 February 2018
7.30 p.m.
Wien, Wiener Konzerthaus, Schubert-Saal Festliche Tage Alter Musik / Konzert Transatlantics

The Festive Days of Early Music 2018 present four concerts with a selection of outstanding works from the decades in which the fundamental principles of musical thought of the present times were first developed.

 

Charles Ives — Scherzo: All The Way Around and Back
Henry Cowell — The Banshee
Wallingford Riegger — Bläserquintett op. 51
Carl Ruggles — Evocations
George Antheil — Symphony for five instruments
Marion Bauer — Four Piano Pieces op. 21
Conlon Nancarrow — Sarabande and Scherzo
Louis Gruenberg — White Lilacs
Silvestre Revueltas — Caminando

Gunde Jäch-Micko, violin
Joonas Ahonen, piano
Klangforum Wien

20 February 2018
7.00 p.m.
Wien, Wien Museum Karlsplatz Festliche Tage Alter Musik / Konzert Voix Étouffées

The Festive Days of Early Music 2018 present four concerts with a selection of outstanding works from the decades in which the fundamental principles of musical thought of the present times were first developed.

 

Erwin Schulhoff — Divertissement
Arthur Lourié — Formes en l‘air
Matyas Seiber — Permutazioni a Cinque
Ernst Krenek — 12 Variationen in drei Sätzen
Bohuslav Martinů — Sextett für Klavier und Bläserquintett

Florian Müller, piano
Klangforum Wien

24 February 2018
7.30 p.m.
Wien, Wiener Konzerthaus, Schubert-Saal Festliche Tage Alter Musik / Konzert 360°

The Festive Days of Early Music 2018 present four concerts with a selection of outstanding works from the decades in which the fundamental principles of musical thought of the present times were first developed.

 

Boris Blacher — Divertimento op. 38
Dora Pejačević — Drei Gesänge op. 53
Egon Wellesz — Persisches Ballett op. 30
Frank Bridge — There Is A Willow Grows Aslant A Brook
Aarre Merikanto — Concerto

Shirin Asgari, Soprano
Annette Bik, violin
Olivier Vivarès, clarinet
Christoph Walder, horn
Florian Müller, piano
Klangforum Wien
conductor: Johannes Kalitzke

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