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Anton Bruckner in Linz

1840 to 1841 Training as an elementary school teacher in the preparatory school at Hofgasse 23.

1855 return to Linz as cathedral and city parish organist with official residence in the Mesnerstöckel at Pfarrplatz 164. Singer and successful choirmaster of the Liedertafel Frohsinn. Private teacher of Ludwig Boltzmann, among others. Musical studies with theatre conductor Otto Kitzler in Linz and Simon Sechter in Vienna. Compositions include the 1st Symphony and three large masses.

1869 composition of the Locus iste for the consecration of the Votive Chapel of St. Mary's Cathedral.

Bruckner G'schichten from Linz on YouTube

Program under development

Events in Linz

Peter Androsch has resurrected Anton Bruckner 128 years after his death. In the Öberg Chapel on the north-eastern side of the parish church in Linz, where Bruckner was organist for 13 years. Six guardian angels watch over him. They are his siblings who died young. The shrine is illuminated five times a day.

Peter Androsch

Peter Androsch

Pfarrplatz 20 4020 Linz

This focus of this project lies on ten women who played a vital role in the life of Anton Bruckner. Linz-based artist Zoe Goldstein spent over a year collecting information in order to compile these biographies. The aim is to cast the spotlgiht on these women and gain an idea of who they were and how they lived. Portraits and biographies are examined allowing us to question the role of women in society then and now. The title of the project links the importance of women to his art and refers to his mother, Theresia Bruckner, who was an important female constant in his life. To give a wider audience access to this topic and generate a discourse, this project has been conceived as a travelling exhibition in Linz, Steyr and Attersee. An additional item of the programme, following the opening in the Brucknerhaus on International Women's Day, is a production with a concert and a reading which will take place in the last month of the presentation at the square of the Mariendom (St. Mary's Cathedral).

11.03. to 01.04.2024 | Linz, Ernst-Koref-Promenade, meadow in front of the Brucknerhaus
02.04. to 30.04.2024 | Linz, Ars Electronica Centre
02. 05 to 28.05.2024 | Linz, Arkadenhof in the Landhaus | accessible for those with impaired mobility
June & July 2024 | Steyr, Werndlpark, Handel-Mazzetti-Promenade | 
August 2024 | Attersee | accessible for those with impaired mobility
September 20 24 | Linz, Mariendom (St.Mary's Cathedral)

A project of the Upper Austrian KulturEXPO Anton Bruckner 2024 with the kind support of the Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport and the City of Linz / Linz Kultur

Zoe M. Riess aka Zoe Goldstein | idea, concept, direction

Friedrich Buchmayr (Textual, author of "Mensch Bruckner", St. Florian Abbey), Poxrucker Sisters, Elena Pierini (choirmaster of the Linz State Theatre) | Project participants

Lower Donaulände 7 4010 Linz Details & Tickets
Logo of the Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport

Ars Electronica Center Linz
Duration of the exhibition: 01.02. - 31.12.2024, Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

The immersive sound space "Being Anton" at the Ars Electronica Center in Linz offers visitors the opportunity to explore Bruckner's world of sound in a completely new way. After all, when we think of Anton Bruckner, we usually think of his legacy, i.e. Bruckner's music and his sounds. But what soundscape surrounded Bruckner himself? What did he listen to in his everyday life? His life was characterized by many social upheavals triggered by the industrial revolution. The steam engine, for example, which was used in steam trains and steamships, not only changed people's mobility options at an unprecedented pace, but also brought a completely new soundscape into the world.
The installation "Being Anton", developed by the Ars Electronica Futurelab, allows visitors to immerse themselves in this world of sound that surrounded Anton Bruckner and his contemporaries. The link with examples from Bruckner's musical oeuvre creates points of contact between the two sound worlds.

A project of the Upper Austrian KulturEXPO Anton Bruckner 2024 and the Ars Electronica Center

Ars-Electronica-Strasse 1 4040 Linz Details & Tickets

Ars Electronica Center Linz, Deep Space 8K
Duration of the exhibition: 01.02. - 31.12.2024, Tue - Sun at 16:30 each day

What makes up the gigantic, imposing sound of a Bruckner symphony? Visitors can approach this question in a playful way with "Playing Anton" in Deep Space 8K at the Ars Electronica Center: Playing together with other visitors, they can constantly re-form the various instrumental groups of the Bruckner Orchestra Linz thanks to the innovative interaction technology of Deep Space 8K. Various facets of the musical and compositional perception of Bruckner's music are illuminated, enhanced by impressive 3D visualizations.
For example, "Playing Anton" - developed by the Ars Electronica Futurelab - allows visitors to immerse themselves visually and musically in Anton Bruckner's impressive world of sound together with the Bruckner Orchestra Linz and interactively explore its special features. Not just as listeners in front of the stage, but right in the middle of the orchestra.

A project of the Upper Austrian KulturEXPO Anton Bruckner 2024 and the Ars Electronica Center

Ars-Electronica-Strasse 1 4040 Linz Details & Tickets

You only turn 200 once! We are celebrating Anton Bruckner, why don't you join us! Visit our walk-in and interactive sound experiences on a guided walk and immerse yourself in the world of Bruckner.

Playing Anton
What is the gigantic, imposing sound of a Bruckner symphony made of? Playing Anton" in Deep Space 8K at the Ars Electronica Centre gives visitors the opportunity to approach this question in a playful manner": Together with other visitors, they can constantly re-arrange the various instrumental groups of the Bruckner Orchestra Linz using the innovative  and interactive technology of Deep Space 8K. Various facets of the musical and compositional perception of Bruckner's music are illuminated and reinforced by impressive 3D visualisations.
For example, "Playing Anton" - which was developed by the Ars Electronica Futurelab - allows visitors to immerse themselves visually and musically in Anton Bruckner's impressive world of sound together with the Bruckner Orchestra Linz. They can then explore its special features in an interactive manner, not just as listeners in front of the stage, but from right in the middle of the orchestra.

Being Anton
The immersive  "Being Anton" acoustic space at the Ars Electronica Centre in Linz allows visitors to explore Bruckner's world of sound in a completely new way. After all, when we think of Anton Bruckner, we usually think about his legacy, i.e. the music and sounds of Bruckner. But what acoustic space surrounded Bruckner himself? What did he listen to in his everyday life? His life was shaped by many social upheavals triggered by the industrial revolution. The steam engine, for example, which was used in steam trains and steamers, presented the people of that time with new mobility options at an unprecedented pace and also introduced new elements of sound to the world.
The installation "Being Anton", developed by the Ars Electronica Futurelab, allows visitors to immerse themselves in the world of sound that prevailed in the day of Anton Bruckner and his contemporaries. Linking the latter to examples from Bruckner's creative work generates points of contact between these two worlds of sound.

TOUR
THUR, SAT, SUN and public holidays, as well as during the Upper Austrian school vacations: 15:30 - 16:30
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: € 5.00

A project of the Upper Austrian KulturEXPO Anton Bruckner 2024 and the Ars Electronica Center

Ars-Electronica-Strasse 1 4040 Linz

No matter whether you are participating in a rocket flight into space, are in the middle of a waterfall, exploring the forest or crazy dancing: Bruckner's music propels us on a fantastic journey of discovery into nature, into our emotions. But how did other composers do this? Could they do it better? Who can best describe a dangerous encounter or a mountain meadow? Bruckner, Brahms or the famous film composers? Let's enter the fantastic world of music!

Claudio Novati | Conductor

Bruckner Orchestra Linz

Promenade 39 4020 Linz Details & Tickets

David Wagner is collecting audio donations of short motifs from the 9 Bruckner symphonies on video from the residents of the streets, alleys, paths and squares throughout Upper Austria once frequented by Bruckner. He is using them to create a 9-minute compilation of footage that depicts a representative cross-section of Bruckner's creative symphonic work. He has the support of a randomly generated cross-section of the population from the entire state of Upper-Austria.

In this way 72 short videos are produced. The actual "performance" is filmed as is the journey itself, making contact with the people, the rehearsals and various "making of" scenes. These are then edited to make a film which also lasts for around 9 minutes.

Just like Anton Bruckner, David Wagner navigates his way through the countryside without the need for an engine. With a velocipede as his means of transport, he reaches all of the 72 stations on his Bruckner Road Tour without generating any CO2 thus ensuring that the spirit of Bruckner, which still hovers above the land above the River Enns, remains undisturbed by  pollutants .

David Wagner is also happy to have fellow cyclists along for the ride, who make one or two of the 1,500 kilometers through Upper Austria easier for him.

Cycle with David Wagner from Linz to Ansfelden:
→ START at 14:30 on the main square in Linz
→ 16:00, Anton Bruckner Centrum, Carl-Anton-Carlone-Straße 2, Ansfelden
→ 5:00 pm, Anton-Bruckner-Straße, Ansfelden
→ 18:00, Anton Bruckner Birthplace, Augustinerstraße 3, Ansfelden

Accessible for those with impaired mobility:
Tour: not barrier-free!

A project of the Upper Austrian KulturEXPO Anton Bruckner 2024

David Wagner

Cooperation partners: Institute for the Study of the Habsburg Monarchy and the Balkan Region at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW/IHB) & Palucca University of Dance Dresden.
Concept: A. Lopez Leal (dancer & pedagogue ABPU) | J. Biondi (Professor of Contemporary Dance at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden) | M. Wahlmüller (composer & conductor) | Julia Purgina (Vice-Rector ABPU) | C. Wais (art historian at the Austrian Academy of Sciences)

Admission free!

Links to the dates:
Monday, 24.05.2024,16:00
INFO HERE

Saturday, 25.05.2024, 15:00
INFO HERE

Sunday, 26.05.2024, 14:00
INFO HERE

Anton Bruckner Private University

Dancers | Institute Dance Arts ABPU

Christina Wais | Austrian Academy of Sciences

Michael Wahlmüller | Composer & Conductor

Julia Purgina | Musical Coordinator

José Biondi | Palucca University of Dance Dresden

Annette Lopez Leal | dancer, teacher & choreographer ABPU

Herrenstrasse 26 4020 Linz

To mark the Bruckner Year, the Dommusik (Cathedral Music) will focus on the "Mass in D minor", which premiered in Linz 160 years ago, in its benefit concert for Pro Mariendom. The world-famous "Locus iste", composed for St. Mary's Cathedral, and organ improvisations on the Rudigier organ by Wolfgang Kreuzhuber, are also part of the programme for this concert.

Tickets at:
Online (see link below) or at the Domcenter
Domplatz 1, 4020 Linz,
Tel. 0732/946100, domcenter@dioezese-linz.at

Pro Mariendom - Cathedral Music Linz & Mariendom Linz

Andreas Peterl | Cathedral conductor

Wolfgang Kreuzhuber | Cathedral organist

Cathedral Choir Linz

Choir of the Conservatory for Church Music | Conductor: Ewald Donhoffer

Orchestra and soloists of the cathedral music

Cathedral Square 1 4020 Linz Details & Tickets

Contemporary performances from church to church

Contemporary improvisational art in relation to church rituals is the theme of this musical performance. Inspired by the liturgical process, the music of pilgrimages, preludes, text interpretations in the form of a performance, sculptures or pictures and postludes are all brought to life as instant compositions in the respective church spaces. In this way, the team of artists takes Anton Bruckner as theme. A man who, in his day, was much better known as an improviser than as a composer.

Each location has different images, texts and sculptures to offer. These invite viewers to tak the time to interpret these, reflect or remember. The musical/performative pilgrimage is also intended to be participatory. The performance pilgrims can choose Biblical verses or works of art along the way. The dancers and musicians enter into a dialogue with these texts and figures and bring them to life in the shape of music or movements.

- Start 14:30 St. Barbara Chapel on Freinberg: performance, approx. 15:00 Walk to St. Martin's Church.
- approx. 15:30 Performance St. Martin's Church, walk to the Minoriten Church.
- approx. 16:30 Performance Minoriten Church, walk to the Ursuline Church.
- approx. 17:15 Performance Ursuline Church, walk to Martin Luther Church.
- approx. 18:00 Performance Martin Luther Church and the afterglow

Participants
Conception, direction: Ao.Univ.Prof.Mag.art Karen Schlimp (Linz), Kristin Gutenberg - dance (Berlin), György Kurtag jun. - live electronics (Bordeaux), Eva Königer - voice, movement (Vienna), Lea Gisler - viola, Manuela Kloibmüller - accordion, Karen Schlimp - Indian harmonium & piano, Klaus Hollinetz - electronics (Upper Austria).
The performance team consists of musicians from Linz and performers from the CEPI (Central European Improvisers).

General information
The event will take place in all weather conditions. Please bring good shoes and rain protection if necessary. B
The Barbara Chapel (Römerstr. 94) can be reached by taking bus 26 (bus stop Vergeinerstraße or Jägermayrhof) and then walking approx. 10 minutes. Google Maps

Ticket reservations
Admission is free of charge. Please register (numbered tickets) as the number of places is limited.
Tickets ( to determine the number of visitors)

Accessible for those with impaired mobility:
All 3 churches are barrier-free!

Karen Schlimp

Karen Schlimp | conception, direction, piano and others

Kristin Gutenberg | Dance

Györgi Kurtag Jun. | Electronics

Eva Königer | Voice, Movement

Klaus Hollinetz | Electronics

Lea Gisler | Viola

Manuela Kloibmüller | Accordion

St. Barbara's Chapel on the Freinberg 4020 Linz Details & Tickets

At the tastings, which will, as an exception, only take place four times in the 2023/24 season, everything centres on anniversaries and jubilees as well as on the number 200: the 200th anniversary of the completion of Ludwig van Beethoven's famous Missa solemnis will be celebrated in 2023 and the 200th birthday of Anton Bruckner, but also that of Bedřich Smetana, in 2024. As usual, the Bruckner Orchestra Linz under the direction of its chief conductor, Markus Poschner, is responsible for the musical entertainment while BRUCKNER'S Restaurant will provide the refreshments at the end of the event.

 

Excerpts from Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 3 in D minor, WAB 103 (1872-73) "1873 version"

 

Bruckner Orchestra Linz

Markus Poschner | Conductor

The Bruckner Orchestra Linz and Markus Poschner act as a guarantee of  unforgettable Bruckner events that are not only celebrated in Upper Austria, but resonate all over the world - as is underlined by the many prizes and nominations in the pipeline for the complete recordings which are currently in progress. However, nothing can replace a "live" experience. At this concert in the Brucknerhaus, the 3rd Symphony will be performed in its original version. A work commenced in 1872 but only completed in 1873, it did not premiere until 1890 but it did so with success. Following rejection three times by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Bruckner had previously revised the symphony, which quotes and is dedicated to Richard Wagner, several times. In the Third, Bruckner realised a new symphonic concept in which the development of musical motifs is replaced by a block-like sequence of motif variations. The finale combines a dance melody with a wind chorale, to which Bruckner adds: "The polka signifies the humour and gaiety in the world - the chorale embodies the world's inherent pain and sadness."

Anton Bruckner
Symphony No. 3 in D minor WAB 103 (1873)

Markus Poschner | Conductor

Bruckner Orchestra Linz

Details & Tickets

 

 

 

Corpus Christi service of the parish of St. Konrad. The church choir will perform music including works by Anton Bruckner.

Parish of St. Konrad - Froschberg

St. Konrad church choir

Harald Wurmsdobler | Choir master

Maria Lotz | Organ

Johann Sebastian Bach Street 27 4020 Linz

The commemorative year of Anton Bruckner serves as an ideal opportunity to hold this year's Police Music Festival in Upper Austria. All nine of the police bands from the provincial police directorates will take part in this sensational festival. On Wednesday, 05.06.2023, the respective provinces will be guests in the different districts and the sound of music will ring out throughout our provice. The following day, on Thursday, 06.06.2023, the main square in Linz will be the venue for a unique highlight when all of  Austria's police bands march into the main square together to take part in a a joint concert. Admission to this major event is, of course, free.

Provincial Police Headquarters of Upper Austria

Main Square 4020 Linz Details & Tickets

This series of lectures will focus on learning and teaching in the life of Anton Bruckner. Torn between art and science,  profession and vocation, theory and practice, six lectures by internationally renowned theorists and musicologists will shed light on this area of tension in the development and teaching career of Bruckner and present new findings in a representative way at the Bruckner University.

Free admission!
Please register here. Registration deadline 7 days before the event.

Anton Bruckner Private University

Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Hinrichsen (Zurich) | Lecturer

Alice-Harnoncourt-Platz 1 4040 Linz

With this year's lunch series "Lunch with Bruckner", the StifterHaus invites you to take a look at Anton Bruckner. The focus will be on the Bruckner Year and the associated events in general as well as Anton Bruckner in literature in particular.

StifterHaus

Adalbert-Stifter-Platz1 4020 Linz

Ankathie Koi | Art develops from skill, say those conservative philistines who can also be found in rock'n'roll every now and again. Nonsense, pop music has argued at the very latest since punk muisc arrived on the scene: What counts are ideas and intuition - and creative ways of implementing them. Ankathie Koi embodies the synthesis of these opposing doctrines.

The musician, who grew up in Upper Bavaria but made Vienna her home a long time ago, is a master of her artistic craft and is as versatile as a chameleon. She also presents her diversity in her new songs - she now sings mainly in German - great cinema is pre-programmed! However, nothing has changed in terms of attitude and sweeping gestures, Ankathie Koi captivates her audience in her usual manner - with a great deal of power and excitement.

Elisa Noa | Elisa Godino and Aaron Hader, alias Elis Noa, describe the act of letting go on their new album "I Was Just About To Leave" in a similarly profound way as on their debut release "What Do You Desire?" launched two years ago. Once again, the two musicians lead listeners on a journey deep into their inner world and invite them to find parallels in their own stories and feelings. Since letting go is not a quick and easy mission, the Viennese electronic soul duo takes the time to explore each step of the process in musical terms and proceeds through the journey of healing with each song, from moments of resistance and pain to acceptance and finally lightness.

Next Bruckner - The concert series curated by Ina Regen
11 concert evenings from January to November 2024 at Posthof Linz

Co-production: Posthof - Zeitkultur am Hafen

Ina Regen | Curation

Posthof - Zeitkultur am Hafen, Ina Regen | Co-production

Posthofstrasse 43 4020 Linz Details & Tickets

Since February, "Being Anton" and "Playing Anton" at the Ars Electronica Centre have offered an unprecedented immersive experience of Bruckner's music and the world of sound that surrounded him at the time. Find out more about these projects on this evening from Key Researcher & Artist Ali Nikrang (Ars Electronica Futurelab), Norbert Trawöger (Artistic Director Anton Bruckner 2024) and Lydia Zachbauer (Director Anton Bruckner 2024).

Ars Electronica Centre

Ars-Electronica-Strasse 1 4040 Linz Details & Tickets

The state theatre has organised a very special programme for the Bruckner Year 2024: The opera "Der Findling" (The foundling) by Franz Hummel and Susan Oswell, based on a text by Hermann Schneider, will be premiered at Bruckner's longstanding place of work in the Old Cathedral. "Der Findling" is not primarily intended to present the biographical stages of Bruckner's life. Rather, this work is a multi-layered musical-theatrical search for clues about Bruckner.

Linz State Theater

Markus Poschner | Conductor / Musical Director

Lukas Hemleb | Production

Margherita Palli | Stage

Sasha Nikolaeva | Costumes

Luca Scarazella | Video

Bruckner Orchestra Linz

Domgasse 3 4020 Linz Details & Tickets

The symphony stands for great orchestral work par excellence - that is certainly the perception of most concert-goers. Although many composers still write symphonies today, it is clear that other forms are being sought for orchestral works. In any case, the "avant-garde" is of the opinion that this form is "backward-looking" and that composers are treading old, well-trodden paths. Does the symphony have a fruitful future or only a great past?

Admission free! No membership necessary!

Richard Wagner Association Linz

Dauphinestrasse 19 4020 Linz

Punch and the organ pipes.

A puppet show about the Brucknerhaus organ for everyone aged 4 and over

The imposing organ, which sits enthroned at the back of the stage, is without a doubt the centrepiece of the Great Hall in the Brucknerhaus Linz. This is also the place where a very special Punch and Judy show is performed for families and children aged 4 and over. Both the stage and the organ become the venue. The protagonists, Punch and Judy, will embark on an exciting adventure. They have to find three organ pipes that have escaped. The three pipes have decided that they no longer want to stay in the dark organ case and have set off to seek their fortune in the big, wide world. But Anton Bruckner's ghost still wants to play his organ at night and needs all the organ pipes to do so. Punch has to help him! Working with members of the audience sitting on the stage, will he succeed in bringing the three runaways back?

Caroline Atschreiter | Organ

Gerti Tröbinger, Maximilian Tröbinger | Story, puppetry & production

Gerti Tröbinger | Equipment & puppet production

 

A cooperation project between the Kuddelmuddel Children's Cultural Centre and the Brucknerhaus Linz

Bruckner embroidery is a participatory art project in the form of collective embroidery. Participants meet in small groups to embroider a fragment of a Bruckner score.

Everyone is welcome to join in the embroidery! No technical knowledge is required. It's not about embroidering "correctly" but about how everyone does it in their own way: experimental, rough, precise, nervous, wild, calm...

The embroidery meetings take place at various locations in Upper Austria: on a market square, in a music school, in an inn, at a lake, in a private apartment, during a music rehearsal.

While the hands are busy, the conversations can free themselves. Just as the motif continues to be embroidered by all those involved, the stories continue to unfold. Meeting by meeting - note by note - stitch by stitch, the entire embroidery grows as the sum of each individual handwriting and personality.

The embroidery meetings are barrier-free!
Registration requested!

Further embroidery meetings will follow.

A project of the Upper Austrian KulturEXPO Anton Bruckner 2024

Cécile Belmont | Artist

Schillerplatz 2 4020 Linz

Are you curious about Bruckner? Would you like to dive deeper into the world of the composer and the man himself? Would you like to pass on your own enthusiasm and knowledge?

Take advantage of this entertaining course offering all the music and information from and about Bruckner that it will take to expand your Bruckner horizons.

Number of participants:
The crash course will take place with a minimum of 5 participants and is restricted to 25 participants.

Promenade 37 4020 Linz Details & Tickets

The Cathedral organist, Wolfgang Kreuzhuber, and the cathedral music assistant, Gerhard Raab, will perform works by Linz cathedral musicians on the Rudigier organ and choir organ following organ liturgy.

Admission free!

Cathedral Music Society Linz

Cathedral organist Wolfgang Kreuzhuber | Choir organ

Gerhard Raab | Rudigier organ

Cathedral Square 1 4020 Linz Details & Tickets

The concert is a joint project of the Institute of Composition, Conducting and Computer Music and the Institute of Keyboard Instruments. The idea is to build a bridge between the music of Anton Bruckner and the new works of the students of composition.

Piano works and songs by Anton Bruckner - new compositions by students of the composition class of Carola Bauckholt in various chamber music formations with the accordion.

Anton Bruckner Private University

Students of the ABPU

Alice-Harnoncourt-Platz 1 4040 Linz Details & Tickets

Tracing Bruckner's steps, three schools in Ansfelden, Linz and Vienna are the venues where young and very young people have the chance to engage with the musical language of the two-hundred-year-old Mr. Bruckner.
They make the music their very own, giving it their own interpretation: Pictures are painted, collages are made and sounds are transformed into words and poetry.

All of the works completed, will be exhibited at ABC Ansfelden,
The vernissage, to which you are invited, will be on 20 June, 2024 at 19:00.

Accessible for those with impaired mobility:
Telephone
e-mail

A project of the Upper Austrian KulturEXPO Anton Bruckner 2024

Nina Fountedakis

Anton Bruckner Secondary School Ansfelden

Michael Reitter regional music school | State School Centre for Hearing and Visual Training

Integrative Learning Workshop Brigittenau

Carl Anton Carlone Street 2 4052 Ansfelden, Linz, Vienna Details & Tickets

This series of lectures will focus on learning and teaching in the life of Anton Bruckner. Torn between art and science,  profession and vocation, theory and practice, six lectures by internationally renowned theorists and musicologists will shed light on this area of tension in the development and teaching career of Bruckner and present new findings in a representative way at the Bruckner University.

Free admission!
Please register here. Registration deadline 7 days before the event.

Anton Bruckner Private University

Prof. Dr. Markus Neuwirth (Linz) | Lecturer

Alice-Harnoncourt-Platz 1 4040 Linz

The LONG NIGHT OF THE STAGE will take place for the 11th time on Saturday, 22 June 2024, in Linz. With an average of 100 events at over 20 different venues and 12,000 visitors, it is one of the largest cultural events in the state. Various venues in Linz will host an extensive programme  dedicated to the composer of the year, Anton Bruckner. You can listen to Bruckner, marvel at him and join in! You will find the complete  programme as of the end of May at
www.langenachtderbuehnen.at

Long Night of the Stage Association

Numerous artists from Upper Austria

4020 Linz Details & Tickets

2024 is the anniversary year of Bruckner and people from Upper Austria, together with musicians from the ABPU, will send an acoustic birthday greeting to Anton Bruckner. People who have a connection to Anton Bruckner through an everyday situation, an activtiy or a specific interest, will be interviewed. Following intensive research and preparation, students of the university course in Music Education will conduct a total of eight interviews and sum up the results in musical collages.

Anton Bruckner Private University

Students of the ABPU

Experts of everyday life

Rathausgasse 5 4020 Linz Details & Tickets

The brass players of the ABPU on historical instruments with the Hard-Choir. In cooperation with the Brass Institute, the Hard Choir and the Schwanthaler Trumpet Consort. The programme mainly comprises choruses by Anton Bruckner, with brass players on original instruments providing the surprisingly homogeneous balance of sound. Due to the unusual instrumentation, these works are performed only very rarely and thus this promises to be an exciting acoustic experience.

Anton Bruckner Private University

Students of the ABPU

Hard-Choir

Domgasse 3 4020 Linz Details & Tickets

A house full of music presents itself in a new guise: the versatile musician, Mira Gregorič, pays a visit to Anton Bruckner's musical kitchen. It sizzles, it bubbles and wonderful sounds and melodies can be heard everywhere. What does it take to conjure up this special musical stew? The elements of sound are collected with the audience and young musicians and dancers from the Upper Austrian regional music schools, and "processed" into a fantastic dish of sound.

Brucknerhaus Linz, Upper Austrian State Music School Association, Upper Austrian String Player Association

Pupils from the Upper-Austrian state music schools

Mira Gregorič | Violin, Moderation & Concept

Ida Leidl, Ilja van den Bosch, Anna Dürrschmid, Malina Meier | Concept

Lower Donaulände 7 4010 Linz

Anton Bruckner does not usually play a prominent role in the everyday life of a music school because his compositions are difficult to teach and perform due to their complexity. However, the City of Linz Music School is embracing the Bruckner Year as an opportunity to enable young musicians and the public to approach the work of the great Upper Austrian composer in an unusual way.

Five well-known composers will be invited to write a commissioned piece of work lasting for a maximum of ten minutes. This should, on the one hand, deal with Bruckner's musical heritage (without necessarily using Bruckner motifs) and, on the other hand, it should be customised for young, aspiring soloists from the ranks of the students of the City of Linz Music School and its symphony orchestra. This should create a narrative, a musical thread that - especially for all those who have had little to do with his music so far - brings Anton Bruckner into focus in an appropriate manner whilst also addressing the necessity and significance of the constant, contemporary development of musical language.

A concert evening hosted by the Music School of the City of Linz with five world premieres of commissioned compositions for a solo instrument and the orchestra.

The project takes place thanks to the patronage of Dennis Russell Davies.

 

A concert evening of the Music School of the City of Linz with five world premieres of commissioned compositions for a solo instrument and the orchestra by

Kurt Schwertsik (* 1935)

Concerto for the bassoon and orchestra (2023-24) [world premiere]

Otto Lechner (* 1964)

Concerto for the accordion and orchestra (2023-24) [world premiere]

Johanna Doderer (* 1969)

Concerto for the saxophone and orchestra (2023-24) [world premiere]

Julia Lacherstorfer (* 1985)

Concerto for the violin and orchestra (2023-24) [world premiere]

Tanja Elisa Glinsner (* 1995)

Concerto for the organ and orchestra (2023-24) [world premiere]

 

Simeon Körber | Bassoon

Samuel Lonsing | Accordion

F. Xaver Gumpenberger | Saxophone

Ida Gillesberger | Violin

Riccarda Fuchs | Organ

Symphonic Orchestra of the Music School of the City of Linz

Ingo Ingensand | Conductor

The Bruckner Orchestra Linz would like to congratulate its namesake on his milestone birthday and invites you to a big summer night party in the main square of Linz. The event will feature prestigious "birthday guests" from  the musical world, from classical to pop music!
A glittering open-air concert experience at the start of the holidays. Admission is free!

OÖ Theater und Orchester GmbH

Markus Poschner | Conductor

Bruckner Orchestra Linz

Downtown 4020 Linz

A ballet set to the music of Anton Bruckner. The libretto, concept and choreography are all from Stoyanova Ivelin accompanied by Petra Slottova on the flute. The dancers are students of the MAESTRO Theatre Ballet School with the support of the ATEM Dance Company.

Stoyanova Ivelin | Choreography, libretto, concept and artistic direction

Petra Slottova | Flute

Pupils and Copagnie ATEM from theMAESTRO Schhol of Ballet| Dancers

Rossitza Ekova Stoyanova | Costumes

Iassen Stoyanov | Stage design

Bismarckstrasse 18 4020 Linz Details & Tickets

Symphonic music affects us without words as does dance. In the former, art is expressed as a sound and in the latter, art is predominantly visible. Approaching Anton Bruckner's 9th Symphony, for Compositional transfer inbodied "I ANTON " we worked on a method of translation which should help musical structures to shift from a space filled with sound to a space filled with movement. This performance does not just dance to the music or its mood, rather it repeats its forms even in the physical realm, and even attempts to dance with Anton beyond the unfinished end through the movements which develop from this.

Admission: 19:00
Introduction: 19:30
Performance: 20:00

A project of the Upper Austrian KulturEXPO Anton Bruckner 2024 with the kind support of the Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport and the City of Linz / Linz Kultur

Silke Grabinger | concept, choreography, dramaturgy, performance

Francesco D'Amelio, Kirin Espana, Tomy Lee Kreninger, Jerca Roznik Novak, Theresa "Ray" Scheinecker | Performance

Gergely Dudás-Simó | Rehearsal management, production management, 2nd cast

Bettina Bakos | Production management

Ludwig Felhofer | Dramaturgy

Bianca Fladerer | Costume design

Sonja Stojanović-Aufreiter | Production team, 2nd cast

Marie Scholze | Production team

TBA | Lighting design

Fabian Rucker, Thomas Wally, Josef Semeleder, Peter Androsch, Remy Ballot | Outside Eye

Cathedral Square 1 4020 Linz
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Anna Buchegger | . ..grew up on a small farm in the Innergebirg region of Salzburg. She encountered alpine folk music at an early age. Her beginnings made a lasting impression on her which shaped her own artistic development . Anna is both bold and self-determined breathing fresh air into Austrian folk music.

In her music, the singer combines selected traditional elements with contemporary trends thus generating a dialogue that links the values of yesterday and the urgencies of today. Her lyrics reflect the harsh reality, packed in the dialectal speech sound of the dialect of Salzburg and embedded in the timeless band sound of the 70s.

Her participation in Starmania and her subsequent victory briefly thrust here into the spotlight of public life in 2021, but also presented her with completely new and unknown challenges. The young native of Salzburg decided to continue her artistic journey on her own. A year later, Anna completed her musical studies and at the same time started her visionary concept album.

Her mission: to build bridges between the familiar and traditional and innovation. An idea aimed at the challenge of wrapping Austrian folk music in a contemporary flair while weaving social concerns into the dialectal speech sound of the Salzburg dialect. Their work combines carefully selected traditional elements with contemporary trends to generate a dialogue that links the values of yesterday and the urgencies of today.

Anna Mabo | "The thoughts, poems and songs of Anna Mabo strike the listener like a bullet. But such clarity is never at the expense of poetry," fellow musician, Ernst Molden, comments on Anna Mabo's compositions. As if this statement were part of the programme, the singer, poet and director follows up her two albums "Die Oma hat die Susi so geliebt" and "Notre Dame", which were enthusiastically received by the public, with her current, third longplayer "Danke, gut". This is the third album with a band: there are blasts and roars, the band giving each song what it demands and recounting one epic sound after the other. At the same time, the songs are quiet, empathetic and uplifting, because "even the Terminator's heart hurts sometimes".

Next Bruckner - The concert series curated by Ina Regen
11 concert evenings from January to November 2024 at Posthof Linz

Co-production: Posthof - Zeitkultur am Hafen

Ina Regen | Curation

Posthof - Zeitkultur am Hafen, Ina Regen | Co-production

Posthofstrasse 43 4020 Linz Details & Tickets

Anton Bruckner frequently visited the Weilenböck and Lang families in Neufelden. He traveled there on the Mühlkreis railway, which opened in 1888, walked along the Große Mühl and also played the church organ in Neufelden. The Neufelden (1919-1924), Aschach and Ottensheim dams had not yet been built at the time.
In the now massively changed landscape between Neufelden and Linz, the coda from Bruckner's Fourth Symphony, also known as The Romantic, will be played on 7 July 2024. However, not the usual version, but rather one based on a score by the artist, Michael Pisaro-Liu: he has arranged the moving and stirring piece of music for the 90 brass players who will make the Danube between Neufelden and Linz resound in Bruckner's tones. On 7 July 2024, the river and dams will become a space for listening.

On 7.7.2024, the river and dams will each become a listening room for around 40 minutes.

16:00 Neufelden dam
18:00 Ottensheim dam
20:00 Donaulände/Brucknerhaus

Accessible for people with impaired mobility:
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A project of the Upper Austrian KulturEXPO Anton Bruckner 2024

HEIM.ART® cultural association

Joachim Eckl | Management & Idea

Michael Pisaro-Liu | Composition

Regional music schools of Rohrbach, Schlägl, Neufelden, Lembach, St. Martin, Eferding, Hartkirchen, Ottensheim and Puchenau with the associated branches

Wolfgang Panholzer | Ensemble management dam Neufelden

Thomas Beiganz | Ensemble management dam Aschach

Karl Glaser | Ensemble management Ottensheim dam

Raphael Aichinger | Ensemble Director Donaupark

1) Neufelden im Mühlkreis dam: Langhalsner Str. 7, 4120 Langhalsen; 2) Ottensheim Danube power station: 4100 Ottensheim; 3) Donaupark / Brucknerhaus: 4040 Linz

TONI ON TOUR, a summer tour of the Upper Austrian Children's University with Anton Bruckner. Children can spend a day delving into the fascinating life of Toni at all of the locations in Upper Austria and experience a creative combination of science and music. A music which features old and new, classical and contemporary worlds of music. TONI, our little explorer, loves to collect musical treasures in Upper Austria. At the graduation ceremony in Stey in August, he will present a concert full of variety.

Registration: Tuesday, 07.05.2024 from 18:00

A project of the Upper Austrian KulturEXPO Anton Bruckner 2024 in cooperation with the KinderUni

KinderUni Upper Austria (supporting organization: Institute for Applied Environmental Education)

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Are you curious about Bruckner? Would you like to dive deeper into the world of the composer and the man himself? Would you like to pass on your own enthusiasm and knowledge?

Take advantage of this entertaining course offering all the music and information from and about Bruckner that it will take to expand your Bruckner horizons.

Number of participants:
The crash course will take place with a minimum of 5 participants and is restricted to 25 participants.

Promenade 37 4020 Linz Details & Tickets

This is a workshop where we will move as one, listening attentively, through Anton Bruckner's acoustic walks in Linz, tracking down sounds that have long since disappeared. We will use different (special) microphones that make electromagnetic vibrations audible or can even record underwater sounds. When our expedition comes to an end, we will summarise our sonic discoveries in short compositions on the computer.

Speaker: Richard Eigner, music and sound artistDate: 30.07. to 01.08.2024
Time: 09:00 - 12:30
Suitable age: 10-15 years
Lunch (optional)  (+ 1 hour longer incl. supervision)
Please bring: a snack, drink
Deadline for registrations: 17.07.2024

Langgasse 13 4020 Linz Details & Tickets

At domorgelsommerlinz24, in ESPACE SONORE Thierry Mechler opens up a multifaceted acoustic space featuring music from Bach to Ravel, from Bruckner to Debussy!

Admission:
Adults: pre-sales € 12.00 | Box office € 15.00 |
Young people and students (up to 27 years): pre-sales € 8.00 | Box office € 10.00 |
Children (up to 12 years): free

Cathedral Music Society Linz

Thierry Mechler | Rudigier organ

Cathedral Square 1 4020 Linz Details & Tickets

Mieze Medusa and Yasmo are "MYLF - mothers you'd like to flow with" in slam team form. The two veterans of the Austrian poetry slam scene invite you to an evening packed with language, rhythm and a change of generations. They will write, rap and speak to Bruckner inspiring laughter, reflection and participation. MYLF meet two young up-and-coming poets, providing us with a unique view from every perspective - including a look at the jubilarian!

Next Bruckner - The concert series curated by Ina Regen
11 concert evenings from January to November 2024 at Posthof Linz

Co-production: Posthof - Zeitkultur am Hafen

Ina Regen | Curation

Posthof - Zeitkultur am Hafen, Ina Regen | Co-production

Posthofstrasse 43 4020 Linz Details & Tickets

Are you curious about Bruckner? Would you like to dive deeper into the world of the composer and the man himself? Would you like to pass on your own enthusiasm and knowledge?

Take advantage of this entertaining course offering all the music and information from and about Bruckner that it will take to expand your Bruckner horizons.

Number of participants:
The crash course will take place with a minimum of 5 participants and is restricted to 25 participants.

Promenade 37 4020 Linz Details & Tickets

MEMORIES are the focus of Andreas Etlinger's matinee concert at domorgelsommerlinz24 - with works by Anton Bruckner, Andreas Etlinger and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy!

Admission free!

Cathedral Music Society Linz

Andreas Etlinger | Rudigier organ

Cathedral Square 1 4020 Linz Details & Tickets

Bruckner-Mancini-Mandelbrot

At first glance, the music of Anton Bruckner (1824-1896) and Henry Mancini (1924-1994) and the ideas of the French-American mathematician, Benoît Mandelbrot, (1924-201 0) may seem to have very little in common. In Bruckner's anniversary year, however, they have joined forces: Bruckner's sound cathedrals are subjected to the "spring string metamorphosis" using Mancini's small song formats and are viewed in the light of Mandelbrot's fractal geometry and self-similarity.

Fractals can not only be found in geometric shapes, they also occur in nature (in plant blossoms, coastlines, mountain formations, cloud shapes, river courses, etc.) and in art (the most famous example: The Great Wave off Kanagawa - a coloured woodcutting by the Japanese artist, Katsushika Hokusai). But they can also be found in music in motifs and interval sequences, in rhythm patterns in the small range and in construction patterns of large musical forms. Number combinations and ratios, in particular the golden ratio, have already played a major role in early music. This unusual programme will reveal astonishing and surprising similarities.

Spring String Quartet

Christian Wirth | Violin

Marcus Wall | Violin

Julian Gillesberger | Viola

Stephan Punderlitschek | Violoncello

Like his predecessor, Anton Bruckner, the Cathedral organist, Wolfgang Kreuzhuber, shares a passion for improvisation - and you can hear that at  the domorgelsommerlinz24 in BRUCKNER TODAY!

Admission:
Adults: pre-sales € 12.00 | Box office € 15.00 |
Young people and students (up to 27 years): pre-sales € 8.00 | Box office € 10.00 |
Children (up to 12 years): free

Cathedral Music Society Linz

Cathedral organist Wolfgang Kreuzhuber | Rudigier organ

Cathedral Square 1 4020 Linz Details & Tickets

In her matinée concert as part of her domorgelsommerlinz debut, Alma Teibler presents a KALEIDOSCOPE of organ music from Anton Bruckner to Petr Eben.

Admission free!

Cathedral Music Society Linz

Alma Teibler | Rudigier organ

Cathedral Square 1 4020 Linz Details & Tickets

Musical PORTRAITS of Anton Bruckner, Camille Saint-Saëns and Richard Wagner are drawn by Michaela Aigner in her matinée concert at domorgelsommerlinz24.

Admission free!

Cathedral Music Society Linz

Michaela Aigner | Rudigier organ

Cathedral Square 1 4020 Linz Details & Tickets

Lilo Kunkel sets the musical tone when it is time for BRUCKNER AT NIGHT! There is music and rhythm at domorgelsommerlinz24 in the Mariendom - from Anton Bruckner to Cole Porter!

Admission:
Adults: pre-sales € 12.00 | Box office € 15.00 |
Young people and students (up to 27 years): pre-sales € 8.00 | Box office € 10.00 |
Children (up to 12 years): free

Cathedral Music Association Linz & Mariendom Linz

Lilo Kunkel | Rudigier organ

Cathedral Square 1 4020 Linz Details & Tickets

This focus of this project lies on ten women who played a vital role in the life of Anton Bruckner. Linz-based artist Zoe Goldstein spent over a year collecting information in order to compile these biographies. The aim is to cast the spotlgiht on these women and gain an idea of who they were and how they lived. Portraits and biographies are examined allowing us to question the role of women in society then and now. The title of the project links the importance of women to his art and refers to his mother, Theresia Bruckner, who was an important female constant in his life. To give a wider audience access to this topic and generate a discourse, this project has been conceived as a travelling exhibition in Linz, Steyr and Attersee. An additional item of the programme, following the opening in the Brucknerhaus on International Women's Day, is a production with a concert and a reading which will take place in the last month of the presentation at the square of the Mariendom (St. Mary's Cathedral).

11.03. to 01.04.2024 | Linz, Ernst-Koref-Promenade, meadow in front of the Brucknerhaus
02.04. to 30.04.2024 | Linz, Ars Electronica Centre
02. 05 to 28.05.2024 | Linz, Arkadenhof in the Landhaus | accessible for those with impaired mobility
June & July 2024 | Steyr, Werndlpark, Handel-Mazzetti-Promenade | 
August 2024 | Attersee | accessible for those with impaired mobility
September 20 24 | Linz, Mariendom (St.Mary's Cathedral)

A project of the Upper Austrian KulturEXPO Anton Bruckner 2024 with the kind support of the Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport and the City of Linz / Linz Kultur

Zoe M. Riess aka Zoe Goldstein | idea, concept, direction

Friedrich Buchmayr (Textual, author of "Mensch Bruckner", St. Florian Abbey), Poxrucker Sisters, Elena Pierini (choirmaster of the Linz State Theatre) | Project participants

Lower Donaulände 7 4010 Linz Details & Tickets
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Are you curious about Bruckner? Would you like to dive deeper into the world of the composer and the man himself? Would you like to pass on your own enthusiasm and knowledge?

Take advantage of this entertaining course offering all the music and information from and about Bruckner that it will take to expand your Bruckner horizons.

Number of participants:
The crash course will take place with a minimum of 5 participants and is restricted to 25 participants.

Promenade 37 4020 Linz Details & Tickets

Bruckner Improvised

With its authentic organ, the Old Cathedral in Linz is the ideal setting to  celebrate Bruckner as a master of improvisation, celebrating his birthday with this very genre.
Throughout the day, national and international organ players of note will
will bring the original Bruckner organ to life with their skills of improvisations.

An event of the Brucknerbund for Upper Austria

Domgasse 3 4020 Linz

The striking similarity between a recurring theme from Bruckner's Fifth Symphony and a guitar riff by the White Stripes - in their song, the Seven Nation Army - is the godmother of this ten-piece electric guitar ensemble. In this field of tension between high culture, popular culture and avant-garde, the collective dedicates itself to this very riff. In essence, this is less a case of "stealing the stolen" or an act of appropriation but rather a recuperation. Experimental surfaces of sound encounter incisive repetitions of the Bruckner riff in variations and with subtle shifts. The result is a a monstrous sound aesthetic, a hybrid of Anton Bruckner, the White Stripes and the loud electric guitar symphonist, Glenn Branca.

Another local event tip: BruQner

Accessibility:
Limited wheelchair accessibility: assistance required in some cases. The dimensions do not or only partially comply with the statutory ÖNORM.

Admission free!

A project of the Upper Austrian KulturEXPO Anton Bruckner 2024.

Symphony No.5 Guitar Ensemble

Kristina Hofer | Guitar

Gabriele Kepplinger | Guitar

Leona Sperrer | Guitar

Dominique Berger | Guitar

Lina Gärtner | Guitar

Johanna Forster | Guitar

Andre Zogholy | Guitar

Samy Zogholy | Guitar

Florian Graf | Guitar

Christoph Fizl Hehn | Drums

Wolfgang Fuchs | Bass

Marc Reibel | Conductor

A concert for Bruckner's 200th birthday in Ansfelden. Since 2018, the International Bruckner Festival Linz has commenced every year on 4 September, the birthday of its namesake. The birthday concert to kick off the festival always takes place in Ansfelden, the place where it all began for Anton Bruckner: it was here that he was born in the servants' quarters of the school building and then baptised on the very same day in the neighbouring parish church.

In 2024, the well-wishers could hardly be more prominent: The Cleveland Orchestra, known as the "most European" of the US orchestras, and its chief conductor, Franz Welser-Möst, who hails from Linz, will do the honours and pay tribute to the jubilarian with an open-air performance in the area between the parish church and the courtyard.

Accessible to those with impaired mobility:
Brucknerhaus

Franz Welser-Möst | Conductor

The Cleveland Orchestra | Conductor

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The second quantum revolution as a musical spectacle in Linz's Mariendom:

Lasers, mirrors, polarisers, non-linear crystals - an experimental set-up from the high-tech lab in the middle of the Mariendom (New Cathedral) in Linz. Entangled photons - the quanta of light - become the conductors and direct Bruckner's Perger Prelude in a way no human being in the world could manage.

Two resounding church organs play live filling up the sensational acoustic space of the Cathedral. BruQner provides us with a new perspective of our reality - a world premiere!

Accessible for those with impaired mobility:
Limited wheelchair access, some assistance is required.

Admission free!

Clemens Wenger | musical direction

Enar de Dios Rodríguez | Artist, visual design

Martin Ringbauer | exp. physicist, University of Innsbruck

Johannes Kofler | theor. computer science, JKU

Richard Küng | theor. computer science, JKU

Benjamin Orthner | exp. physicist, TU Vienna

Philipp Haslinger | exp. physicist, TU Vienna, Project Management

Wolfgang Kreuzhuber | Organist

Gerhard Raab | Organist

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In the autumn of 2023, WhatsAB will initially be a live event for the public, naturally transient as such, based on an idea by Rainer Zendron and Bernd Preinfalk. A year later, in the fall of 2024, the sound event will have become an installation for an art space.
Conducted by Sigurd Hennemann, an ensemble of about twenty musicians will play a corresponding arrangement of the Andante in E minor from Three Movements for the Orchestra, entered in Anton Bruckner's catalog raisonné as number 97. As befits the digitally networked age, the individual musicians are related to each other, but record their respective parts solo at a different Bruckner location. The camera and microphone focus on the musicians without blocking out any background or ambient noise.
The sum of these parts and the orchestra concert is only added up in the media installation in a continuous loop: twenty screens on just as many music stands show the musicians playing in the public space; conductor Hennemann can be seen at work on a monitor on the wall. The Andante itself can be heard as a professional mix of the individual recordings. The visitors are free to move around the room as they wish in this ambience.

Accessible for those with impaired mobility:
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A project of the Upper Austrian KulturEXPO Anton Bruckner 2024

Rainer Zendron, Bernd Preinfalk | Overall Concept

Sigurd Hennemann | Conductor

Country road 31 4020 Linz

Flash mobs and pop-up concerts

Since 2018, the consistently implemented conceptual and programmatic reorientation of the International Bruckner Festival Linz has been accompanied by a return to its namesake and a clear commitment to this composer, whose work has never been regarded as the museum content of the festival, but always as the subject of a lively debate. The series of events with (pop-up) concerts, sound installations and performances established in 2019, which took place on the 'bridge days' between the birthday concert on 4 September and the official opening week, contributed to this. September and the official opening weekend of the Brucknerfest made a valuable contribution to this by providing low-threshold access to a contemporary artistic approach to Anton Bruckner or the respective festival theme beyond the concert hall, in the middle of the city center, with free admission, which was mostly presented for discussion in public space.

In the anniversary year 2024, the Stegreif Orchester will bring the Bruckner Festival and the music of the birthday boy into the city on 5 and 6 September. It will deliver what its name promises: excerpts from Bruckner's works will be performed as part of flash mobs and pop-up concerts, modified and adapted in a creative manner and enriched with improvisational elements and, of course, always played off the cuff. For two days Bruckner's music will be omnipresent in the streets and squares of Linz, in the lobby area of the station as well as in churches and museums, true to the motto "200 years and not in the least quiet".

 

Arrangements of and improvisations on works by

Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

 

Stegreif - The Improvising Symphony Orchestra

 

Free admission (free counting tickets required)

Endless anniversaries: 200 years of Anton Bruckner, 100 years of St. Mary's Cathedral and 25 years of Raumklang - this will be celebrated in style at domorgelsommerlinz24 with RAUMKLANG#25 featuring harps, horns, clarinets and organs!

Free admission!
(ticket reservation requested)

Cathedral Music Society Linz

Clarinet ensemble of the Anton Bruckner Private University

Virtuoso harpists

Vienna Horn Ensemble

Cathedral organist Wolfgang Kreuzhuber | Rudigier organ and choir organ

Gerhard Raab | Rudigier organ and choir organ

Cathedral Square 1 4020 Linz Details & Tickets

Bruckner as part of the club scene? In April, the STREAM CLUB and state music students studying digital music production proved that this is possible. And the beat goes on: "It all started with the idea of creating new approaches to Anton Bruckner's classical music," Ilona Roth from Transitheart Productions explains. The latter is a label for artistic  productions in the field of contemporary dance and theatre with interfaces to performance art, film and video. Together with the Linz-based collective Holy Hydra, she has devised Bruckner's Beats and presents pieces by Bruckner featuring electronic remixes and new arrangements in a club atmosphere. Sound installations, performances, art happenings and interventions - Anton Bruckner becomes danceable and tangible.

"We have been dancing at the interface of club culture, religion and society for half a decade now. This has grown from a fascination for special places and a passion for techno. Our spherical sounds and hard beats cast a spell on holy architecture. Sacred space meets urban space, bumbum comes face to face with certain standards," this is how the members of the Hydra collective describe themselves.
The many-headed creature from the underworld of Linz, which defends subcultures both by day and by night, was founded in 2016 as the event collective die geile Hydra which has since become a cultural association. Since 2018 Hydra, as  Holy Hydra , has been playing in churches. For example, on 6 and 7 September, 2024 in the parish church in Urfahr.

A project of the Upper Austrian KulturEXPO Anton Bruckner 2024

Transitheart Productions coop Holy Hydra

Clemens Riedl | Organ; E:K:V

Stefan Weissenberger | trumpet & electronics; E:K:V

Björn Büchner | Electronics; E:K:V

Audiomojo | Sound Remixes

LynnMayya | Sound Remixes

Reinhard Reisenzahl | Sound Remixes

Lilli Jungin Lee | Lee Jung In Creation - dance performance

Seo Jin Moon | Lee Jung In Creation - dance performance

Yeram Kand | Lee Jung In Creation - dance performance

Seung Ju Lee | Lee Jung In Creation - dance performance

Schulstraße 4 4040 Linz

In her songs, Violetta Parisini opens up worlds of emotion that we all somehow know but have not yet put into words. With Peter Rom on guitar, whose unique sound casts a spell over you, and Hanibal Scheutz on bass, the groove personified, she weaves a magic carpet that will remain soft and warm in your memory for a long time to come. The indie pop artist Wim made a name for herself in 2022 with the release of her debut album "Boxer". Her songs, with poetic and accurate lyrics and a love of melancholy, are never simple, but always full of lightness.

The two artists got to know each other while writing their duet "Gespenster" at a songwriting camp and have since written a few more songs out of sheer enthusiasm for each other, which will be performed this evening at the Posthof. German indie pop without clichés or compromises.

Next Bruckner - The concert series curated by Ina Regen
11 concert evenings from January to November 2024 at Posthof Linz

Co-production: Posthof - Zeitkultur am Hafen

Ina Regen | Curation

Posthof - Zeitkultur am Hafen, Ina Regen | Co-production

Posthofstrasse 43 4020 Linz Details & Tickets

Linzer Klangwolke 24
presented by SPARKASSE OÖ & LINZ AG

The success story of the Linz Klangwolke began 45 years ago, on September 18, 1979, at 8 p.m. sharp, with Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 in C minor. Back then, people placed their radios in open windows and let Bruckner's music ring through the streets and float over the entire city like the eponymous Klangwolke. Since then, more than three and a half million spectators have been enchanted by the magic of this major event, which has developed over time into an audiovisual, mass media event with international appeal, for which Linz's Donaupark, as well as the river itself and its banks, are transformed once a year into a brilliantly illuminated and sounded scenery with means specially adapted to the open-air conditions.

In 2023, Francesca Zambello created a sensationally successful sound cloud with ODYSSEY. A Journey Through Worlds , Francesca Zambello created a sensationally successful sound cloud that attracted more than 100,000 spectators and listeners. Who will follow in her footsteps in the Bruckner year 202 4 and thus join the long list of renowned artists from a wide variety of genres who have shaped the Linz Klangwolke over the past four and a half decades, including most recently the theater collective La Fura dels Baus and directorial greats such as David Pountney, Pierre Audi and Robert Dornhelm, will not be revealed until early summer. What is already certain, however, is that this highlight in the city's cultural calendar, which is one of Europe's largest and most spectacular outdoor productions in public spaces, will be presented as usual by SPARKASSE OÖ and LINZ AG, with the latter once again inviting all visitors to continue celebrating together at the Nachklangwolke.

 

Ceremonial opening of the International Bruckner Festival Linz 2024

The hymns that open the ceremony as usual are followed by a Bruckner hymn composed by Wilhelm Floderer in 1894 and performed for the first time at the unveiling of the memorial plaque at Bruckner's birthplace in Ansfelden on May 12, 1895 with the Liedertafel "Frohsinn", of which he was choirmaster at the time.

All the early orchestral works written by the composer himself can be heard, which were composed during his apprenticeship with the Linz theater conductor Otto Kitzler, which lasted from autumn 1861 to summer 1863 and ended with the composition of the "Study Symphony" in F minor. Although they still bear traditional traits, they already strike an individual note and show their creator at the crossroads between an existence as a composer of functional music for everyday use and an existence as a symphonist. As is well known, Bruckner decided to take the latter path, even if it turned out to be a much rockier one.

The program also pays tribute to him as a symphonist, albeit with a twinkle in his eye, as the composer declared that this was his "life's work": The commissioned work InstAnt on looks back to the future and, following the motto "Bruckner's complete symphonies (slightly shortened)", roams through his eleven contributions to the genre in eleven minutes, adapting, arranging, spinning on, eavesdropping, rethinking, alienating and quoting. Who would be better suited to take on this challenge with as much fun and humour as Johannes Berauer, who was born in Wels and specializes in overcoming the boundaries between classical avant-garde, jazz and world music? And who would be more knowledgeable interpreters of such a piece than the Bruckner specialists of the orchestra named after him and its chief conductor?

 

Wilhelm Floderer (1843 -1917)

Bruckner Hymne in C major for mixed choir a cappella (1894)

Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896)

Overture in G minor, WAB 98 (1862-63)

March in D minor, WAB 96 (1862)

Three orchestral pieces in E flat major, E minor and F major, WAB 97, Nos. 1-3 (1862)

Johannes Berauer (* 1979)

InstAnt on for orchestra (2023-24) [world premiere]

 

Choir house Frohsinn:

Linzer Singakademie (Singing Academy of Linz)

Hard Choir Linz

Hard-Chor TNG - The New Generation

Bruckner Orchestra Linz

Markus Poschner | Conductor

Gerhard Raab's matinee concert at domorgelsommerlinz24 is all about Bruckner's 200th birthday - with the finale from Bruckner's 8th Symphony!

Admission free!

Cathedral Music Society Linz

Gerhard Raab | Rudigier organ

Cathedral Square 1 4020 Linz Details & Tickets

A fun hands-on experience for young and old in the Donaupark!
presented by SPARKASSE OÖ & LINZ AG

Organized and developed by the children's cultural center Kuddelmuddel, the Kinderklangwolke combines attractive offers that invite you to become active yourself with a colourful and entertaining stage programme specially rehearsed for this event: an unbeatable combination that has long made the Kinderklangwolke a popular cultural event for the whole family.

Ilvie Little was the title of Kinderklangwolke 23, which delighted, fascinated and captivated over three thousand visitors. The story, based on the children's book series of the same name, offered suspense right to the end in Susanne Stemmer's production, which delicately and yet always pointedly did away with classic role clichés. Twenty children between the ages of 8 and 14 who were enthusiastic about singing and acting let their voices resound through the Danube area and presented songs with a catchy tune quality. Berlin singer-songwriter Suli Puschban and her band, Die Kapelle der guten Hoffnung, contributed rocking melodies that invited the audience to sing, dance and celebrate along in front of the large open-air stage.

In the Bruckner year 202 4, the young audience will once again be able to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in the Donaupark near the Brucknerhaus Linz and immerse themselves in a varied musical and cultural experience with family members of all generations. Numerous food and drink stations as well as a variety of hands-on activities round off the program of this popular Linz family event.

14:30 Admission, opening of creative stations, joint warm-up, street food
16:00 Program
17:00 End

Free entrance!

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The aim of Stegreif - The Improvising Symphony Orchestra is to show what a contemporary orchestra can (also) look like. The international musicians combine symphonic music with improvisation and influences from other musical genres in radical recompositions and involve the audience in original spatial concepts.

On the occasion of the 200 . On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Anton Bruckner's birth, the ensemble seeks to engage with this great symphonist of the Romantic period and is working on a genre-spanning recomposition of his Symphony No. 7 in E major. Almost exclusively known today as a composer of symphonies and sacred works in the concert repertoire, Bruckner was particularly famous during his lifetime for his organ improvisations. The Stegreif Orchester will combine symphonic music and improvisation, these two elements typical of Bruckner, and present the 'Seventh' with improvisational freedom and chamber music lightness. The 30 or so musicians will expand the sound of the symphonic orchestra to include saxophone, drumset, electric guitar and, last but not least, the use of their own voices. Bruckner's 'Seventh' in particular, which contains quotes from his Te Deum as well as echoes of Richard Wagner's musical language, invites the audience to explore the areas of tension between symphonic and vocal music.

In the here and now, by heart, without a conductor and therefore freely moving in space, a performance is created that breaks down the boundaries between composition and improvisation as well as those between performers and listeners and allows the compositional legacy of the jubilarian to shine in a completely new light.

 

Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

Symphony No. 7 in E major, WAB 107 (1881-83) arranged and recomposed by Alistair Duncan (* 1991) [world premiere].

 

Stegreif - The Improvising Symphony Orchestra

Lea Hladka | Choreography

David Fernández | Director

Juri de Marco, Lorenz Blaumer | Artistic direction

Bruckner's symphonies in their original sound
Exaggerate

The Symphony No. 8 in C minor is "one of the most astonishing creations not only of Bruckner, but of the entire symphonic world literature; it has rightly been called 'the crown of 19th century music'." This judgment applies to the "1890 version" premiered in 1892, whereas it was to take until 1973 before the "1887 version" was performed for the first time. Anton Bruckner had begun this version in the summer of 1884 and, after its completion on 10 August 1887, sent it to the conductor Hermann Levi, who was perplexed by the huge score and advised a reworking, which the deeply affected composer finally undertook, as he had to recognize that the dimensions of the symphony exceeded any contemporary imagination. In it, the first movement is followed by the Scherzo, moving the slow movement, in which, uniquely for Bruckner, the harp is used, to the third position, while at the end of the monumental finale the themes of all four movements are bundled together and sound simultaneously in vertical layering.

The 'Eighth' is preceded by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber's famous Battalia, a lavishly scored musical battle painting, which in its exaggeration is certainly related to the symphony and thematically also builds a bridge to Bruckner's own program-musical interpretation of its finale, in which he claimed to have set the "Ride of the Cossacks", "military music" and "fanfares" to music.

These two masterpieces, which represent the Mount Everest of their respective genres, will be performed by Ars Antiqua Austria, Gunar Letzbor's ensemble for new baroque music, and the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées under its founder and director Philippe Herreweghe, two absolute top formations in the field of historical performance practice.

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704)

Battalia. Suite in D major, C 61 (1673)

Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

Symphony No. 8 in C minor, WAB 108 (1884-87) "1887 version".

 

Ars Antiqua Austria

Gunar Letzbor | Violin & Direction

Orchestre des Champs-Élysées

Philippe Herreweghe | Conductor

Bruckner's symphonies in the original sound
Experimentation

In January 1869, shortly after his appointment as Professor of Harmony and Counterpoint at the Conservatory of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna, Anton Bruckner began work on a symphony in D minor, which he counted as "No 2" in the autograph, which is why its outdated designation as the "Zeroth" is not only misleading, but simply wrong. Presumably due to critical reactions - the conductor Felix Otto Dessoff is said to have asked about the beginning: "Yes, where is the theme?" - Bruckner withdrew the symphony, probably in 1873, but only noted the "annulirt" in the score in 1895, which gave it the nickname "Annulierte ". Long since recognized as a fully-fledged Bruckner symphony, the work's decidedly experimental traits in particular are now coming into focus.

Bruckner's " Annulled" is by no means the only symphony to be set aside by its composer. Franz Schubert did the same with his Symphony No. 7 in B minor, the famous "Unfinished", whose composition he broke off in 1822 for an unknown reason at the beginning of the third movement, and Robert Schumann with his Symphony in G minor, named "Zwickauer" after the place of the premiere of its first movement, of which only the first two movements were completed in 1832 and 1833.

Le Concert des Nations, unquestionably one of the best original sound orchestras in the world, whose members come mainly from Romance and Latin American countries, and its founder Jordi Savall, who last performed at the Brucknerhaus Linz more than a quarter of a century ago, take on the three symphonic children 'rejected' by their composer fathers.

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Symphony No. 7 ("Unfinished") in B minor, D 759 (1822)

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Symphony ("Zwickau") in G minor, WoO 29 (1832-33)

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Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

Symphony ("Annulled") in D minor, WAB 100 (1869)

 

Le Concert des Nations

Jordi Savall | Conductor

Anton Bruckner is not just a local phenomenon in Upper Austria, but a world-renowned and recognized great as a musician. Who was this man, in whose honor an entire year is proclaimed in Linz and Upper Austria 200 years after his birth?

The exhibition embarks on a journey into Bruckner's past, exploring the set pieces that remain or have emerged over time and placing them in new contexts. Between provincial dust and the big city, we encounter an introverted nerd, an unrecognized genius and his search for love. The life and work of the musical genius is illuminated as well as critically questioned from today's perspective. Views, original artifacts and documents, and contemporary visualizations shed new light on a great musician. In six themed rooms, the story of Bruckner is retold and made tangible.

Nordico Stadtmuseum Linz

Simon-Wiesenthal-Platz 1 4020 Linz Details & Tickets

Bruckner's symphonies in their original sound
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Anton Bruckner introduced himself as a symphonist in Vienna with his Symphony No. 2 in C minor, which was largely completed in St. Florian in September 1872. However, its premiere by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra on October 26, 1873, conducted by Bruckner himself, was only a respectable success. The press response reflected the ambivalent attitude between fascination and irritation that was to become characteristic of contemporary Bruckner reception. The numerous general pauses, which were used as a structuring element and became the undoing of the work, which in itself is "of great lyrical beauty, delicacy and transparency of structure" , in the form of the unflattering nickname "Pausen-Sinfonie" . After the Vienna Philharmonic left his request unanswered in 1873, Bruckner planned to dedicate the 'Second' to "the master Franz Liszt in the most heartfelt reverence" in 1884, but refrained from doing so after Liszt carelessly left behind the dedication copy of the score he had given him on his departure from Vienna.

The 'Second' is appropriately accompanied by two second works by Liszt: the orchestral version of the popular Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in D minor and the Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, whose eventful composition and arrangement history, spanning more than 30 years, rivals that of any Bruckner symphony.

The interpretation of the three works, whose ordinal number 2 signals a continuation and continuation in the three genres, is in the hands of Martin Haselböck and the Orchester Wiener Akademie, who have recorded all of Liszt's orchestral works in their original sound and have not only done pioneering work in this respect, but have also added star pianist Kit Armstrong as soloist in the piano concerto, who is adept at playing both historical and modern grand pianos.

 

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in D minor, p. 359, No. 2 (1847, 1857-60)

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in A major, p. 125 (1830-39, rev. 1849, 1853, 1857, 1861)

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Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

Symphony No. 2 in C minor, WAB 102 (1871-72, rev. 1873, 1876) "1872 version"

 

Kit Armstrong | Piano

Vienna Academy Orchestra

Martin Haselböck | Conductor

 

Where, if not in Upper Austria, where "sporting" through the diverse natural landscapes has developed into a real mass movement in recent decades, and in the middle of the marathon "stronghold" and provincial capital Linz, where the Linz Danube Marathon attracts up to 20,000 ambitious amateur runners from 80 nations to the spectacular start in the middle of the Voest highway bridge once a year, a new symphony will be created in 2024. One of running, dedicated to Anton Bruckner and his work. The Anton Bruckner running course with start at the Old Cathedral and finish at the Brucknerhaus Linz!

It is not known that Bruckner, in addition to his groundbreaking musical work and his attachment to tradition in the Land ob der Enns, would have paid particular homage to physical training and fitness. On the 200th birthday of Upper Austria's great son, the Anton Bruckner running route is therefore more of an offer to the current generation. At the same time, however, it also invites you to rediscover the work of the famous composer: Based on the number of Bruckner symphonies, the distance is exactly nine kilometers, ground markings with the symbol of the anniversary "Anton Bruckner 2024" mark the course, acoustic signposts make the master's musical work resound.

The 1st Anton Bruckner Lauf on September 15, 2024 will be the opening ceremony. As a fun run for all sports enthusiasts, held according to the rules of the Austrian Athletics Association, finishers can expect a special medal and a full refreshment bar in the start/finish area. The winners will also receive honorary prizes. After the competition, the Anton Bruckner running track will be opened to the public as a unique, freely usable, permanent "symphony of running".

Anton Bruckner Running Course and Anton Bruckner Run: The Symphony of Running
Concept, production: LIVA Sport & Linz Danube Marathon
Opening: 15.09.2024 Linz main square, near the old cathedral

Start: Brucknerhaus Linz, Finish: Old Cathedral 4020 Linz Details & Tickets

presented by SPARKASSE OÖ & LINZ AG

Song recital

Like the New Year's Concert, the program of the first of two recitals at the International Bruckner Festival Linz 202 4 draws attention to the fact that 2024 is by no means just a Bruckner year.

A concert not only for the 200th birthday of Anton Bruckner, who loved lieder but only left behind a dozen or so contributions to the genre, but also for the 120th anniversary of the death of Antonín Dvořák, who was the first Czech composer to write a significant number of lieder, for the 160th anniversary of the birth and 75th anniversary of the death of Richard Strauss, of whose 170 or so piano songs an astonishingly large number have found their way into the standard repertoire, for the 150th birthday of Arnold Schoenberg, for whom lieder composition served as an experimental laboratory on his way to overcoming tonality. The 150th birthday of Arnold Schönberg, for whom song composition served as an experimental laboratory on his way to overcoming tonality, as formal coherence could be constituted through the text, and the 150th birthday and 70th anniversary of the death of Charles Ives, whose more than "150 songs represent perhaps the most significant contribution of American music to musical modernism ever" and whose work as a whole has significantly changed, but above all expanded, the popular conception of music, challenging performers and listeners alike to this day.

The well-wishers, two grand masters of their craft, are star baritone Thomas Hampson and his long-time piano accompanist Wolfram Rieger. The two have performed hundreds of recitals together, but never before have they appeared as a duo at the Brucknerhaus Linz. Now the local audience will finally have the pleasure of hearing these exceptional artists perform what Thomas Hampson recently stated in an interview: "Song is a testimony and diary of human existence".

 

Songs from

Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

Arnold Schönberg (1874-1951)

Charles Ives (1874-1954)

 

Thomas Hampson | Baritone

Wolfram Rieger | Piano

7 artists print lithographs from stone thus creating their own personal reference to Anton Bruckner.

In contrast to earlier times - in the 18th century in the days of the inventor Senefelder, where there were only male artists and printers - or even in Anton Bruckner's lifetime, printed matter was printed by men. Only later, as the only exception among artists, did Käthe Kollwitz become an artistic role model with a strong statement in her lithographs.
Today, female artists are even in the majority, even in physically difficult, elaborate, old printing techniques, such as lithography according to Senefelder.
This beautiful, special technique has not become obsolete without the digital simplification of the press.

During the symposiumyou can look over the artists' shoulders every day from 15 - 21 August 2024.

1st presentation of the symposium results:
31.08.2024 at 16:00 hrs.
in Laakirchen in the papermaking museum (lower level)

2nd presentation Bruckner in print:
17.09.2024 at 19:00

Renate Moran

Monika Breitenfellner

Mariam Chikava

Olga Djomina

Inga Hehn

Helene Huemer

Georgina Lovelady Krausz

Country road 31 4020 Linz

Bruckner's symphonies in their original sound
Delimitation

After completing the String Quintet in F major, Anton Bruckner began work on the Symphony No. 6 in A major in August 1879, which he completed on September 3, 1881, one day before his 57th birthday, in St. Florian, where he had traveled at the beginning of August and from where he also went to Linz to visit "the folk festival associated with an exhibition" . Although he was able to hear the symphony on October 6, 1882 at a rehearsal of the Vienna Philharmonic, at which the musicians, as he reported in a letter to his friend Leopold Hofmeyr from Steyr, "applauded him vigorously and took a shower", only the middle movements were premiered in Vienna on February 11, 1883, which is why Bruckner did not revise the work. The fact that the entire symphony was not performed in public until after his death is all the more astonishing given that, despite its variety of forms, it is a true "miracle of control and concentration" .

The three-movement Symphony in D minor, composed between 1886 and 1888 by César Franck, who was only two years older than Bruckner, was a famous organist and was regarded in France as the successor to Ludwig van Beethoven, whose phrase from the String Quartet No. 16 in F major, underlaid with the question "Must it be?" , he made the motivic nucleus of his masterpiece.

With this fascinating program, the renowned original sound ensemble Les Musiciens du Louvre, now in its 43rd year of existence, turns for the first time to one of Bruckner's symphonies, with which its founder and director Marc Minkowski has been intensively involved for some time as a sought-after and celebrated guest conductor of orchestras playing on modern instruments.

 

César Franck (1822-1890)

Symphony in D minor, FWV 48 (1886-88)

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Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

Symphony No. 6 in A major, WAB 106 (1879-81)

 

Les Musiciens du Louvre

Marc Minkowski | Conductor

Bruckner's 'First

His own, highly individual symphonic style was first documented by Bruckner's Symphony No. 1 in C minor, premiered in Linz on May 9, 1868, with which the composer, already over 40 years old, set off into new worlds and confidently entered the musical field that he declared to be the most important for him: that of symphonic music. When he subjected the work to a fundamental revision from 1890 onwards, resulting in its "Viennese version", which the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra premiered on December 13, 1891 under the direction of Hans Richter, he affectionately and jokingly called it "das kecke Beserl" (the cheeky little fellow)

Although the Vienna Philharmonic was already closely associated with the composer during his lifetime thanks to these and other world premieres and is still one of the most important "Bruckner orchestras" in the world today, they have only recently released their first complete recording of all eleven symphonies under a single conductor: Christian Thielemann, who will also be conducting their concert at the International Bruckner Festival Linz 202 4.

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847)

The Hebrides. Concert Overture No. 2 in B minor, op. 26 (1829-30, rev. 1832 & 1835)

Symphony No. 3 ("Scottish") in A minor, op. 56 (1829-42)

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Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, WAB 101 (1865-66, rev. 1877, 1889-91) "Viennese version"

 

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Christian Thielemann | Conductor

The performance "Bruckner Remixed In Space" will take place in several sound spaces in St. Severin. A total of 36 Tannoy loudspeakers will be set up in an acousmatic performance arrangement. During the performance, pure listening in space is important. Bruckner's works will be so heavily processed using audio software that the music will sound like a distant "200-year-old" echo.

No admission, a donation is requested. Reservations due to lack of space by email to dorninger@base.at

Wolfgang Dorninger

Wolfgang Dorninger | organizer, concept, music, remix, electronics

Geza Eisserer | Soundsystem - 36 Tannoy speakers in different designs

Fatima El Kosht | trumpet, flute

Wolfgang Kreuzhuber | Organ

Lederergasse 50 4020 Linz Details & Tickets

Bruckner's Mass in D minor

The Old Cathedral in Linz played an important role in Anton Bruckner's life. It was here that he was appointed cathedral organist in 1855, a position he held for 13 years before moving to Vienna in 1868. However, it was also here that on 20 . It was also here that his Mass (No. 1) in D minor was premiered on November 20, 1864, which brought Bruckner great personal success. The reviewer of the Linzer Zeitung Franz Gamon proved to be particularly perceptive when he wrote: "Mr. Bruckner has not only solved the highest tasks of musical art with great mastery, but has also proven his talent for the higher style, the symphony."

In the Bruckner anniversary year 2024, Bruckner's Mass in D minor, the first of his works in which the personal signature of the later symphonist is clearly recognizable, will be heard again at the place of its premiere. But that's not all: some of the participants in this concert also have close links to Bruckner's biography. The Hard Choir, for example, emerged from the Linz Liedertafel "Frohsinn", which Anton Bruckner led as choirmaster from 1860 to 1861 and again in 1868 and with which he premiered the final chorus from Richard Wagner's opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg . The male choir of former St. Florian Boys' Choir reminds us that Bruckner's own musical career began as a choirboy at this monastery, whose organist he later became and under whose organ he is buried. With the L'Orfeo Barockorchester under its founder Michi Gaigg, a top ensemble from Upper Austria and an important Upper Austrian conductor are also at work to pay tribute to their great compatriot on his 200th birthday.

 

Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

Psalm 112 in B flat major for two four-part mixed choirs and orchestra, WAB 35 (1863)

Ave Maria. Offertorium in F major for seven-part mixed choir a cappella, WAB 6 (1861)

"Ecce sacerdos magnus". Responsorium in A minor for four-part mixed choir, three trombones and organ, WAB 13 (1885)

Mass (No. 1) in D minor for soloists, four-part mixed choir, orchestra and organ, WAB 26 (1864, rev. 1876, 1881-82)*.

as well as works by

Johann Baptist Schiedermayr (1779-1840)

Karl Borromäus Waldeck (1841-1905)

 

Hard Choir Linz

Alexander Koller | Management

* Men's choir of the

St. Florian Boys Choir

L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra

Bernhard Prammer | Organ

Michi Gaigg | Conductor

Bruckner's symphonies in their original sound
Begin

The juxtaposition of the first works of two 'late symphonists' - Anton Bruckner and Johannes Brahms were already 43 years old at the premiere of their 'First' - makes it clear that the symphonies of these supposed antipodes have a common root: Ludwig van Beethoven, whose Coriolan Overture in C minor is not coincidentally followed by the symphonies in the concerto, each in the same key, attacca.

Although Brahms still complained in the early 1870s that he would probably "never compose a symphony" as he "always heard such a giant (Beethoven) marching behind him" , he repeatedly occupied himself with a "1st Symphony Movement" sketched in 1862 , on the basis of which he finally completed his Symphony No. 1 in C minor in 1876, a full 14 years later. The influence of the "giant" on the work was so striking that the conductor Hans von Bülow's bon mot soon made the rounds that it was Beethoven's "tenth symphony".

Looking back, Bruckner called his Symphony No. 1 in C minor, completed in 1866 and premiered in Linz in 1868, "Das kecke Beserl" . And indeed, what an impetuous work, what a revolutionary work! In 1865, Bruckner had learned his craft, internalized the compositional tradition and made the acquaintance of Richard Wagner's music. Equipped with these tools, he set off into new worlds with his first numbered symphony and confidently entered the musical field that he declared to be the most important for him: that of symphonic music.

Under the direction of Christoph Spering, Das Neue Orchester presents two symphonic experiments that should prove to be milestones in the development of the genre and thus worthy of the great role model of their creators.

 

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Overture in C minor to Heinrich Joseph von Collin's tragedy Coriolan, op. 62 (1807)

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 68 (1862-76, rev. 1877)

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Overture in C minor to Heinrich Joseph von Collin's tragedy Coriolan, op. 62 (1807)

Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, WAB 101 (1865-66) "Linz Version

 

The New Orchestra

Christoph Spering | Conductor

Two choir concerts in the Old Cathedral

Anton Bruckner expressly saw himself "as a symphonist" and strove for recognition as such, but until the mid-1880s, when the success of Symphony No. 7 in E major finally led to increased interest in his symphonic works, he was primarily perceived by the public as a famous organ improviser and composer of successful sacred music. This includes not only his great masses or the Te Deum, but also a large number of individual liturgical works written over a period of around 50 years for a wide variety of occasions and instrumentations.

The Tenebrae Choir, which was founded in 2001 by Nigel Short and is still directed by him today and has long been one of the world's leading vocal ensembles, is taking on this repertoire with two pure yet extraordinarily varied Bruckner programs, presenting the entire sacred a cappella and organ (or piano) and/or trombone-accompanied choral works of the composer on two consecutive evenings in the Old Cathedral, to which a few songs for voice and organ are added. In addition to popular motets such as Ave Maria, "Christus factus est" and "Locus iste ", there are also some unknown pieces that are worth getting to know, and one or two rarities to discover, such as the two pieces by Franz Joseph Aumann - who was Regens Chori at St. Florian's Abbey from 1755 until his death in 1797. Florian Abbey from 1755 until his death in 1797 - "Ecce quomodo moritur justus" and "Tenebrae", to each of which Bruckner added a three-part trombone movement in 1878.

 

Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

"Pange lingua". Hymn in C major for four-part mixed choir a cappella, WAB 31, No. 1 (1835-37)

"Tantum ergo". Hymn in B flat major for four-part mixed choir and organ, WAB 41, No. 1 (1846)

"Ave Maria. Offertorium in F major for seven-part mixed choir a cappella, WAB 6 (1861)

"Ave Regina coelorum". Marian antiphon for unison voices and organ, WAB 8 (around 1886)

"Asperges" in F major for four-part mixed choir a cappella, WAB 4 (1843-44)

Mass in F major without Kyrie and Gloria (for Maundy Thursday = "Christus factus est" [I]) for four-part mixed choir a cappella, WAB 9 (1844)

Herz Jesu-Lied in B flat major for soprano, tenor and bass solo, four-part mixed choir and organ, WAB 144 (c. 1845/46?)

Totenlied (I) in E flat major for four-part mixed choir a cappella, WAB 47, No. 1 (1852)

Am Grabe in F minor for four-part male choir a cappella, WAB 2 (1861)

"Ecce quomodo moritur justus". Responsorium in G minor for four-part mixed choir a cappella by Franz Joseph Aumann (1728-1797) with trombone part by Anton Bruckner, WAB add 265 (1878)

"Os justi". Gradual in Lydian for four to eight-part mixed choir a cappella, WAB 30, No. 2 (1879)

"Inveni David" (II) Lydian for unison voices and organ, WAB 20 (1879)

22nd Psalm in E flat major for soloists, four-part mixed choir and piano, WAB 34 (c. 1852)

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Anton Bruckner

"Tantum ergo". Hymn in D major for four-part mixed choir a cappella, WAB 32 (1843)

"To you, Lord, to you I will surrender". Chorale in A major for four-part mixed choir a cappella, WAB 12 (around 1844/45)

"Tantum ergo". Hymn in D major for five-part mixed choir and organ, WAB 42, No. 1 (1846)

"Ave Maria" in F major for alto voice and organ, WAB 7 (1882)

"Tantum ergo". Hymn in A flat major for four-part mixed choir and organ, WAB 41, No. 2 (1846)

"O you dear child of Jesus". Song in F major for voice and organ, WAB 145 (1845/46)

Mass without Gloria [and Credo] ("Kronstorf Mass") in D minor for four-part mixed choir a cappella, WAB 146 (1844)

Renunciation. Cantata in B flat major for soprano or tenor solo, four-part mixed choir and organ (or piano), WAB 14 (around 1851)

"Tantum ergo". Hymn in A major for four-part mixed choir and organ, WAB 43 (1844 or 1845)

Obituary in C minor for four-part male choir and organ, WAB 81a (1877)

"In that last of the nights". Choral in F minor for voice and organ, WAB 17, No. 1 (1848)

"In that last of the nights". Choral in F minor for four-part mixed choir a cappella, WAB 17, No. 2 (1848)

"Tantum ergo". Hymn in B flat major for four-part mixed choir a cappella, WAB 41, No. 1 (1846, rev. 1888)

"Libera me". Responsorium in F minor for five-part mixed choir, three trombones and basso continuo (violoncello and organ), WAB 22 (1854)

 

Tenebrae Choir

James Sherlock | Organ

Nigel Short | Management

Two choir concerts in the Old Cathedral

Anton Bruckner expressly saw himself "as a symphonist" and strove for recognition as such, but until the mid-1880s, when the success of Symphony No. 7 in E major finally led to increased interest in his symphonic works, he was primarily perceived by the public as a famous organ improviser and composer of successful sacred music. This includes not only his great masses or the Te Deum, but also a large number of individual liturgical works written over a period of around 50 years for a wide variety of occasions and instrumentations.

The Tenebrae Choir, which was founded in 2001 by Nigel Short and is still directed by him today and has long been one of the world's leading vocal ensembles, is taking on this repertoire with two pure yet extraordinarily varied Bruckner programs, presenting the entire sacred a cappella and organ (or piano) and/or trombone-accompanied choral works of the composer on two consecutive evenings in the Old Cathedral, to which a few songs for voice and organ are added. In addition to popular motets such as Ave Maria, "Christus factus est" and "Locus iste ", there are also some unknown pieces that are worth getting to know, and one or two rarities to discover, such as the two pieces by Franz Joseph Aumann - who was Regens Chori at St. Florian's Abbey from 1755 until his death in 1797. Florian Abbey from 1755 until his death in 1797 - "Ecce quomodo moritur justus" and "Tenebrae", to each of which Bruckner added a three-part trombone movement in 1878.

 

Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

"Pange lingua". Hymn in C major for four-part mixed choir a cappella, WAB 31, No. 2 (1891)

In Sanctum Angelum custodem. Hymn in G minor for four-part male choir a cappella, WAB 18, No. 2 (1886)

"Tantum ergo". Hymn in A flat major for four-part mixed choir a cappella, WAB 41, No. 2 (1846, rev. 1888)

"Virga Jesse floruit". Graduale in E minor for four-part mixed choir a cappella, WAB 52 (1885)

"Salvum fac populum tuum" in F major for four-part mixed choir a cappella, WAB 40 (1884)

"Veni creator spiritus". Hymn in F major for voice(s) and organ, WAB 50 (around 1884)

"Tantum ergo". Hymn in E flat major for four-part mixed choir a cappella, WAB 41, No. 3 (1846, rev. 1888)

"Ave Maria" in F major for soprano and alto solo, four-part mixed choir, violoncello and organ, WAB 5 (1856)

Two "Asperges" in Aeolian and F major for four-part mixed choir and organ, WAB 3, nos. 1 & 2 (1843-45)

Wedding chorus in F major for solo quartet, four-part male choir and organ, WAB 49 (1865)

Vor Arneths Grab in F minor for four-part male choir and three trombones, WAB 53 (1854)

"Afferentur regi virgines post eam". Offertorium in F major for four-part mixed choir and three trombones, WAB 1 (1861)

"Tantum ergo". Hymn in E flat major for four-part mixed choir and organ, WAB 41, No. 3 (1846)

"Tenebrae". Responsory in G minor for four-part mixed choir a cappella by Franz Joseph Aumann (1728-1797) with trombone part by Anton Bruckner, WAB add 268 (1878)

Totenlied (II) in F major for four-part mixed choir a cappella, WAB 47, No. 2 (1852)

114th Psalm in G major for five-part mixed choir and three trombones, WAB 36 (1852)

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Anton Bruckner

"Pange lingua" et "Tantum ergo". Hymn Phrygian for four-part mixed choir a cappella, WAB 33 (1868)

"Tantum ergo". Hymn in C major for four-part mixed choir and organ, WAB 41, No. 4 (1846)

"Vexilla regis". Phrygian hymn for four-part mixed choir a cappella, WAB 51 (1892)

"Tota pulchra es, Maria". Antiphon Phrygian for tenor solo, four-part mixed choir and organ, WAB 46 (1878)

"Libera me". Responsory in F major for four-part mixed choir and organ, WAB 21 (1843-45)

"Christus factus est" (III). Gradual in D minor for four-part mixed choir a cappella, WAB 11 (1884)

In Sanctum Angelum custodem. Hymn in Phrygian for four-part mixed choir a cappella, WAB 18, No. 1a (1868)

In Sanctum Angelum custodem. Hymn in E minor for four-part mixed choir and organ, WAB 18, No. 1b (1868)

"Locus iste". Gradual in C major for four-part mixed choir a cappella, WAB 23 (1869)

"Inveni David" (I). Offertorium in F minor for four-part male choir and four trombones, WAB 19 (1868)

"You are like a flower" in F major for mixed vocal quartet a cappella, WAB 64 (1861)

"Ecce sacerdos magnus". Responsorium in A minor for four-part mixed choir, three trombones and organ, WAB 13 (1885)

 

Tenebrae Choir

James Sherlock | Organ

Nigel Short | Management

Tasting rehearsal excerpts from Rott's Symphony No. 1

Hans Rott, born in 1858, studied organ with Anton Bruckner at the Conservatory of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna from 1874 and, together with Gustav Mahler, composition with Franz Krenn. At the final composition examination in 1878, he presented the first movement of his Symphony (No. 1) in E major, completed in 1880, and was the only student of the year not to receive a prize, whereupon Bruckner is said to have shouted to the amused examination board: "Don't laugh, gentlemen, you'll hear great things from this man!" Bruckner already emphasized Rott's talent in a letter to Ignaz Traumihler on 14 June 1877: "He [...] is a brilliant musician [...] and [...] has been my best pupil so far." Heinrich Krzyzanowski, a close friend of Rott, later wrote about the intimate relationship between teacher and pupil: "None of the younger ones was as close to him [Bruckner] as R[ott]. Both were deeply religious, not to say Catholic. Both belonged to the organ & the organ to them."

Plagued by financial worries and after his symphony was rejected by the jury for the Beethoven Scholarship of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna, of which Johannes Brahms was also a member, Rott's mental illness, which had already begun to show, broke out at the end of October 1880 on the train journey to Mulhouse in Alsace, where he was planning to take up a position as choirmaster. Rott tried to stop a passenger from lighting a cigar at gunpoint, fearing that Brahms had had the carriage filled with dynamite. In 1884, after several suicide attempts, Rott died of tuberculosis in a psychiatric institution at the age of just 25.

 

Excerpts from:

Hans Rott (1858-1884)

Symphony (No. 1) in E major (1878-80)

 

Bruckner Orchestra Linz

Markus Poschner | Conductor

Bruckner's symphonies in their original sound
Acquire

Today, Anton Bruckner's symphonies are undisputedly among the summit works of the 19th century. Admittedly, we have become accustomed to hearing them performed on modern instruments whose sound does not correspond to the intentions of their creator. Bruckner wrote for string instruments with gut strings, which are both softer sounding and more blendable, and from 1868 explicitly for Viennese woodwind and brass instruments, whose colors were different from those we know from today's instruments. The result is a completely different overall sound, which allows Bruckner's music to appear in a new light. For the first time in the world, all eleven of Bruckner's symphonies will be performed in their original sound as part of the International Bruckner Festival Linz 2024, a journey of discovery in eleven concerts that can only be heard as a cycle at the Brucknerhaus Linz and there exclusively in Austria. The symphonies are always performed in their first version and thus in the form that Bruckner originally intended to give to each work, still unimpressed by the reactions of his fellow musicians. They are combined with compositions that owe their genesis to a similar impulse or were of exemplary importance to Bruckner, and they are performed by eleven of Europe's most renowned original sound orchestras under the direction of renowned conductors. A unique listening experience that only the Bruckner city of Linz has to offer in the Bruckner Year 2024.

 

Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

A Faust Overture in D minor, WWV 59 (1839-40, rev. 1843-44 & 1855)

Five poems for female voice and orchestra ("Wesendonck-Lieder"), WWV 91 (1857-58, 1893)

[Orchestration by Felix Mottl (1856-1911)]

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Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

Symphony No. 3 in D minor, WAB 103 (1872-73) "1873 version".

 

Christiane Karg | mezzo-soprano

Anima Eterna Brugge

Pablo Heras-Casado | Conductor

A train full of dynamite

The Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major by Johannes Brahms resembles a "symphony with obbligato piano", as the critic Eduard Hanslick noted, with a playing time of around 50 minutes and its four instead of the usual three movements, whereby the innovative fusion of symphonic and concerto form does not stand in the way of a highly virtuoso solo part. When the work, with the composer as soloist, received its acclaimed premiere on November 9, 1881, Hans Rott, who had been mistrusted by Brahms, was already nearing his end, as Joseph Seemüller, who visited him in the psychiatric ward on the same day, reported to a mutual friend: "Hans [...] is still preoccupied with thoughts and plans that are all based on an erroneous connection between his circumstances and his fate. His physical appearance is poor."

His ingenious Symphony (No. 1) in E major conveys an indelible impression of what might have been if Rott's exceptional talent had been fully developed, and makes it possible to understand why Gustav Mahler recognized in his fellow student the "founder of the new symphony" and thus his direct role model. Like Brahms' Second Piano Concerto, begun in May 1878, the symphony is an astonishing masterpiece in which melodic and harmonic inventiveness, brilliant yet nuanced instrumentation, an individual tonal language and a complex network of motivic and thematic references create an astonishingly cohesive musical unity.

The star pianist Marc-André Hamelin and the Bruckner Orchestra Linz under the direction of its chief conductor Markus Poschner create a sonorous panorama of a conflict-ridden period full of compositional and aesthetic trench warfare, in the course of which Bruckner found himself exposed to fierce hostility and proclaimed the antipode of Brahms, while his favorite pupil Rott was caught between the fronts of musical conflict and ultimately in the mills of the so-called music controversy

 

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in B flat major, op. 83 (1878, 1881)

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Hans Rott (1858-1884)

Symphony (No. 1) in E major (1878-80)

 

Marc-André Hamelin | Piano

Bruckner Orchestra Linz

Markus Poschner | Conductor

In 2024, the whole of Upper Austria will celebrate 200 years of Anton Bruckner. Together with the Bruckner Orchestra Linz, the Ars Electronica Futurelab team has created two impressive Bruckner experience worlds for visitors to the Ars Electronica Center, which we want to make the focus of our program this weekend.

Ars Electronica Centre

Ars-Electronica-Strasse 1 4040 Linz Details & Tickets

An inclusive organ tour for everyone aged 0-99 with and without disabilities

The organ is the "queen of instruments". It allows us to experience music not just with our ears, but with our whole body: we feel the vibrations of the sound, touch the cold pipes and smell the wood. The versatile organist Martin Riccabona knows the organ at the Brucknerhaus Linz like no other. He accompanied the construction of the new instrument in 2018 and shares many interesting details about it. Perceive music with all your senses - that's what this interactive and inclusive tour full of hands-on elements offers. It is accompanied by an experienced music education team. And at the end, everyone can even play the organ themselves.

Duration: approx. 90 minutes

 

Martin Riccabona | Organ & Concept

Anna Dürrschmid, Petra Linecker, Malina Meier | Concept

 

Registration: possible from May 2024

The meeting point for the tour is the Service Center.

155 years after its premiere, Bruckner's Mass in E minor will be performed in the Mariendom during a festive service.

Admission free

Diocese of Linz - Cathedral Music

Cathedral Choir Linz

Wind ensemble and choir of the Musikgymnasium Linz

Wolfgang Kreuzhuber | Cathedral organist

Andreas Peterl | Cathedral conductor

Cathedral Square 1 4020 Linz

Bruckner's symphonies in their original sound
Study

Anton Bruckner turned to symphonic music late in life. He composed the Symphony in F minor, his first work, in 1863 at the age of 38 at the end of his two-year apprenticeship in Linz with Otto Kitzler, which earned it the nickname "Study Symphony" . Bruckner himself clearly regarded the work, which, despite all the influences of musical tradition that naturally found expression here, already had an individual style and an unconventional tone, as his "journeyman's piece" and initially made active efforts to have it performed.

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy's Sinfonia VIII in D major, which was clearly influenced by Wolfgang Amadé Mozart, was also composed in 1822 as part of his composition lessons with Carl Friedrich Zelter for practice purposes. As the only one of the twelve "string symphonies" , the 13-year-old added wind parts to it by 1823, transforming it into his first 'fully-fledged' symphony. In contrast, Ludwig van Beethoven began writing a piano concerto in 1786 at the age of 15 in order to introduce himself to the public as a pianist and composer. He spent 15 years revising the work, which was based on the models of Viennese Classicism. It was not published in print until 1801 as Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, although it is actually the first.

The three "study works", with which their composers developed the respective genre, will be performed by the Concentus Musicus Wien, conducted by Stefan Gottfried and with keyboard virtuoso Kristian Bezuidenhout, a veritable original sound star, who performed works by Bruckner for the first time in its history at the International Brucknerfest Linz 2018 and has since been a regular guest at the Brucknerhaus Linz again after a break of well over a decade.

 

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847)

Sinfonia VIII ("String Symphony", in the version with winds) in D major, MWV N 8 (1822-23)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in B flat major, op. 19 (1786-92, rev. 1793, 1794-95, 1798, 1801)

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Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

Symphony ("Study Symphony") in F minor, WAB 99 (1863)

 

Kristian Bezuidenhout | Piano

Concentus Musicus Vienna

Stefan Gottfried | Conductor

A musical suitcase theater about "Nani" Bruckner and her brother Anton for everyone aged 6 and over

Who is this young woman who bears a certain physical resemblance to the famous composer Anton Bruckner? Nanu, Nani! It is Maria Anna Bruckner, called "Nani" - Anton Bruckner's favorite sister and, not to forget, his domestic help in Linz and Vienna. In this interactive music theater, Anton Bruckner's life and work are told from a completely new perspective, namely that of his 'little' sister. The focus is on "Nani" herself, a person practically unknown today, who was an important and often probably even the only person Anton Bruckner cared for.

 

Nanu, Nani!

A musical suitcase theater about "Nani" Bruckner and her brother Anton (2024) [world premiere]

 

Sabine Rechberger | Maria Anna ("Nani") Bruckner

Tomáš Novák | Violin

Jakob Steinkellner | Accordion

Isabella Reder | Stage design & costumes

Anna Dürrschmid, Malina Meier | Concept