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Proletenpassion Best of, Foto: Joel Herrnstadt Proletenpassion Best of, Foto: Joel Herrnstadt

Best of the Proletenpassion, and other treats
Songs (in German) by Heinz Rudolf Unger & Co

Georg Herrnstadt, singer Beatrix Neundlinger and multi-instrumentalist Peter Marnul together composed many of the songs on “Proletenpassion” (Passion of the Proletariat), the classic political folk-rock album. And in their opinion, many of these songs are still “shockingly relevant” today. Yet another good reason to hear them again in this “Best of” collection!

Together with Herrnstadt, Willi Resetarits and Heinz Rudolf Unger were also heavily involved in this political oratorio by the Austrian band Schmetterlinge. The work was first performed in 1976 as a theatrical production under the direction of Dieter Haspel at the Wiener Festwochen, and soon achieved cult status. It was recorded “in concert form” the following year, and released as a triple album. The continuing relevance of the Proletenpassion is evidenced by a number of re-recordings, such as “Proletenpassion 2015 ff.” by Gustav and Christine Eder, and also by several concert performances, including those staged at Theater Essen in May 2019.

As a foretaste, here is a particularly pithy extract from the Proletenpassion: “Wir haben eure Geschichte geschluckt, jetzt machen wir unsere Geschichte. Wir wollen die Wahrheit, die ganze Wahrheit haben, durch eure Lügen ging sie uns verschütt” (We’ve swallowed all your stories, now it’s us who’ll forge our history; we want the truth, the whole truth, which your lies have kept a mystery”).

Tickets: Band A €39/ B €35/ C €29; box seats €49; MuTh Club Student, children and young people: A €20 / B €15 / C €9

  • Vocals, saxophone, flute: Beatrix Neundlinger
  • Piano, guitar: Georg Herrnstadt
  • Vocals, harmonica, mandola, mandoline: Peter Marnul
  1. September 2020

  2. October 2020

    Friday Afternoons
    Concert by the Vienna Boys' Choir

    Franziska Maderthaner: About Men and Horses
    Vernissage / Modulart in the MuTh

    Vienna Young Philharmonic Fest der Stimmen (Festival of Voices)

    Joe Hofbauer Big Band: In the Mood in the MuTh
    Big Band Hits from Henry Mancini to Ray Charles

    • Aufgeschoben ist nicht aufgehoben

    Tribute to Beethoven no. 1
    Bartolomeys in the MuTh

    • Bartolomeys

    Friday Afternoons
    Concert by the Vienna Boys' Choir

    Caruso the musical tomcat plays detective
    A musical adventure with puppets, bassoon, tenor and piano

    Acis-Ensemble
    Music for clarinet, viola & piano

    Friday Afternoons
    Concert by the Vienna Boys' Choir

  3. November 2020

    Three times three – Masterpieces for piano trio
    Altenburger, Demenga and students from the mdw play Mozart, Shostakovich and Brahms

    • ABSAGE: Christian Altenburger – Masters and Students

    Schubertiade
    The Vienna Boys' Choir and Michael Schade on the trail of Franz Schubert

    Singin‘ in the MuTh 1
    The Vienna Boys' Choir in the MuTh

    Schubadour – Songwriting made easy
    A family concert with The Erlkings

    • ABSAGE: Family in the MuTh

    Kulturmittag: Music for Kings & Queens
    Leonhard Leeb & Leeb String Ensemble

    Kulturmittag: Music for Kings & Queens
    Leonhard Leeb & Leeb String Ensemble

    Schubertiade
    The Vienna Boys' Choir and Michael Schade on the trail of Franz Schubert

    Das Zauberwort (The Magic Word – in German)
    A Singspiel by Josef Gabriel Rheinberger, based on the fairy tale “Caliph Stork”.

    Das Zauberwort (The Magic Word – in German)
    A Singspiel by Josef Gabriel Rheinberger, based on the fairy tale “Caliph Stork”.

    • ABSAGE: Kinderoper

    Preuss-Niemeyer & Steude
    Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas nos. 1 and 10

    • Im Zentrum die Geige 1

    Das Zauberwort (The Magic Word – in German)
    A Singspiel by Josef Gabriel Rheinberger, based on the fairy tale “Caliph Stork”.

    • ABSAGE: Kinderoper

    Ö1 Musiksalon– Metamorphoses
    2020 concert series, in collaboration with the OeNB

    Five Seasons
    Choral music from Mendelssohn to Gershwin

    Five Seasons
    Choral music from Mendelssohn to Gershwin

    MaesTRIO
    Spotlight on the piano / Jimmy Chiang & Friends in the MuTh

    • Im Zentrum das Klavier
  4. December 2020

    Tribute to Beethoven no. 2
    Bartolomeys in the MuTh

    • Bartolomeys

    Wenn die Weihnachtskerzen brennen
    Eine Produktion der Volksschule der Wiener Sängerknaben

    In men, who feel love
    Spotlight on the violin 2 / Johannes Fleischmann & Friends in the MuTh

    • Im Zentrum die Geige 2

    Amahl and the night visitors
    One-act Christmas opera by Gian-Carlo Menotti

    • ABSAGE: Family in the MuTh
  5. January 2021

    Mozart in my hands VIII
    The Vienna Young Philharmonic team up with international performers to present Mozart’s Piano Concertos

    • Mozart in my hands

    Soundscapes no. 1
    Piano Trios from Haydn to Korngold / TrioVanBeethoven in the MuTh

    • TrioVanBeethoven

    Where did the Love Songs go?
    Flip Philipp & Bertl Mayer present Jazz Classics

    • G’mischter Satz

    Carnival at MuTh
    Altenburger, Zimper, Wagner and students from the mdw play Mozart, Penderecki and Saint-Saens

    • ABSAGE: Christian Altenburger – Masters and Students

    What did you say?
    “Lost in Translation” for string quartet and four dancers

    • ABSAGE: Family in the MuTh

    Singin‘ in the MuTh 2
    The Vienna Boys' Choir in the MuTh

    • Singin´ in the MuTh
  6. February 2021

    The “Presse” Musiksalon
    Moderator and host: Dr Wilhelm Sinkovicz

    In rehab with Lehar
    An evening of therapeutic cabaret

    • G’mischter Satz

    Laughter is good for you – Humour in music
    Wissen Sie schon...(Did you know)? Sprinzl in the MuTh

    • Wissen Sie schon…?

    Virtuosity required: Greetings from Bottesini
    Spotlight on the clarinet / Daniel Ottensamer in the MuTh

    • Im Zentrum die Klarinette

    Adele Neuhauser & Edi Nulz
    Autobiographic reading with chamber/punk/jazz accompaniment

    • Aufgeschoben ist nicht aufgehoben
  7. March 2021

    Shabbat Shalom
    Sabbath tales and songs / Timna Brauer in the MuTh

    • Timna Brauer

    Singin‘ in the MuTh 3
    The Vienna Boys' Choir in the MuTh

    • Singin´ in the MuTh
  8. April 2021

    “Klangsalat” – Exciting sounds in the children’s room
    Four drummers, eight hands, and all sorts of strange sounds

    • ABSAGE: Family in the MuTh

    Tales from Leopoldstadt
    A musical stroll / Host: Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz

    • G’mischter Satz

    Mozart in my hands IX
    The Vienna Young Philharmonic team up with international performers to present Mozart’s Piano Concertos

    • Mozart in my hands

    Schubert Lieder: old meets new
    The Erlkings in the MuTh

    • The Erlkings

    Jimmy’s Soloists play Beethoven
    Spotlight on the piano / Jimmy Chiang & Friends in the MuTh

    • Im Zentrum das Klavier

    The Steudes — a family concert
    Works written for up to four violins

    • Im Zentrum die Geige 1

    Zirkus Furioso
    A musical circus, for children of every age - and grown-ups too!

  9. May 2021

    Magnificent serenades for strings
    Altenburger, Latzko and students from the mdw play Elgar, Schubert and Dvorák

    • ABSAGE: Christian Altenburger – Masters and Students

    Europe united
    Spotlight on the violin 2/ Johannes Fleischmann & Friends in the MuTh

    • Im Zentrum die Geige 2

    Singin‘ in the MuTh 4
    Singin‘ in the MuTh

    • Singin´ in the MuTh

    Soundscapes no. 3
    Symphonic masterpieces in Piano Trio form / TrioVanBeethoven in the MuTh

    • TrioVanBeethoven

    Masterpieces for clarinet and bassoon
    Spotlight on the clarinet / Daniel Ottensamer in the MuTh

    • Im Zentrum die Klarinette

    Butcaru & Steude
    Works by Bartók, Enescu, Szymanovski and Brahms

    • Im Zentrum die Geige 1

    Passion and courage
    Spotlight on the clarinet / Matthias Schorn in the MuTh

    • Im Zentrum die Klarinette
  10. June 2021

    Piano virtuosos – duos for four hands
    Spotlight on the piano / Jimmy Chiang & Friends in the MuTh

    • Im Zentrum das Klavier

    String quintets!
    Franz Bartolomey and his musical companions play Mozart and Dvorák

    • Bartolomeys