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Windhaag near Freistadt

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Anton Bruckner in Windhaag bei Freistadt

1841 first job as school assistant. Accommodation in house no. 24. Composition of the Windhaag Mass. 1843 conflict-related transfer to Kronstorf.

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Events in Windhaag bei Freistadt

The pupils of Windhaag have also been dealing with Anton Bruckner's anniversary, as they attend the Anton Bruckner School. The pupils presented their contributions at the end-of-school party entitled Alles Anton!

Admission free!

Secondary school of Windhaag near Freistadt

Veronika Walchshofer

Schulstraße 2 4263 Windhaag near Freistadt

Anton Bruckner's birthday is also uppermost in the minds of pupils at the  Anton Bruckner Secondary School in Windhaag. All year, they have been working diligently on projects and works of art. The results of their work can be viewed at the Anton Bruckner School on 29 and 30 June from 08:00 to 12:00 and from 28 June to 3 July during school hours.

Admission free!

Secondary school of Windhaag near Freistadt

Veronika Walchshofer | Director

Schulstraße 2 4263 Windhaag near Freistadt

An open-air musical evening with various small group performances featuring stories of Bruckner and anecdotes. Music from Bruckner's day will be played.

Admission: voluntary donations

Accessible for those with impaired mobility:
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Andreas Pilgerstorfer | Choirmaster

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Helene, Helga and Werner Traxler grew up in the Bruckner community of Windhaag near Freistadt. They have taken different paths in life and are meeting this year for the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bruckner in their home town. Helene Traxler works as a media designer and freelance visual artist in Linz. For twelve years now, Helga Traxler has lived and worked as a freelance photographer in New York. And since 2015, Werner Traxler has been cooking up a storm in his own restaurant, "Muto", in Linz.

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Helene Traxler | Artist/media designer

Helga Traxler | Photographer

Werner Traxler | Restaurateur/chef

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In 1842 Anton Bruckner took part in the pilgrimage to Maria Schnee in Bohemia as a 17-year-old school assistant. The pilgrimage cross was in the old school (perhaps he even carried it...). Once the borders opened up, pilgrimages started again. This year the pilgrimage celebrates 35 years. There will be music by Anton Bruckner in the forest near Oppolz and at 11.30 a.m. the highlight will be the Windhaag Mass, which he composed in 1842 in the Maria Schnee pilgrimage church.

The pilgrimage starts at 7:20 am in Mairspindt and leads directly to the neighboring Czech Republic. Do not forget your passport
Catering is provided.
Voluntary donations for the musicians

Anton Bruckner Salon Windhaag bei Freistadt in cooperation with the Maria Schnee pilgrimage church (Kaplitz parish)

Monika Horejsi | Ensemble director

Brass players | from St. Valentin etc.

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A student of Bruckner, Joseph Jobst was also a country violinist and dance bandleader and a famous son of the community of Windhaag near Freistadt. The members of the Jobst Orchestra come from the regional music school of Freistadt and, as in the old days, they invite you to dance. Sheet music from Bruckner's estate, compiled by Volker Derschmidt, who will also be playing himself, will be played. Folk dance groups are also invited to participate in this evening of dance. The evening will be opened by brass bands.

Regional Music School of Freistadt

Teachers of the regional music school of Freistadt | Jobst Orchestra

Volker Derschmidt

Schulstraße 2 4263 Windhaag near Freistadt

At the age of 17, Bruckner was not that much older than the students and was sent to Windhaag in the Bohemian Forest as a trained school assistant, where he enjoyed hitherto unknown freedoms - but also had to fulfill and perform a wide range of tasks and services, which were associated with privations.
An information room in the old school, which is only semi-public but open to the public, is a reminder of this. This is Bruckner's workplace in Windhaag, which, at the instigation of owner Irmgard Quass, is now a Bruckner place of learning and remembrance in one, and whose exhibition room is to be redesigned by Anton Bruckner in 2024.

Verein Anton Bruckner Salon Windhaag bei Freistadt

Irmgard Quass | Management

On the idyllic market square in Windhaag near Freistadt and around the garden of the Green Belt Center, around 90 exhibitors present their handicrafts made of leather, glass, wood, fabric, stone and much more.

The organizers have come up with some highlights for the Bruckner Year 2024. You can look forward to them.

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Windhaag near Freistadt market band | Johannes Oberreiter, Julia Neunteufel

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Television mass from the parish church of Windhaag near Freistadt with "Windhaager Messe" by Anton Bruckner sung by the two Windhaag choirs Kirchenchor and The Voices.

Accessible for those with impaired mobility:
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Parish of Windhaag near Freistadt

Andreas Pilgerstorfer | Choirmaster

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