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Carmina Austriaca Carmina Austriaca, Foto Lukas Beck

Carmina Austriaca 2019
Austria’s oldest music, composed afresh

In “Carmina Austriaca”, the Austrian companion piece to Carl Orff’s famous “Carmina Burana”, the Vienna Boys’ Choir celebrate the songs of the Middle Ages. The music historian and author Michael Korth has selected texts from well-known writers such as Walther von der Vogelweide, Neidhart von Reuenthal and Oswald von Wolkenstein, and translated them with great care into modern-day speech; and Gerald Wirth, the composer and Artistic Director of the Vienna Boys’ Choir, has taken rousing tunes of the period and given them fresh arrangements.

“Carmina Austriaca” was written to a commission from the Federal State of Lower Austria to mark the tenth anniversary of the Grafenegg Festival. Following last year’s success, this piece will once again be presented at MuTh in a version for chamber ensemble, accompanied by an exciting dance performance. Irina Pauls choreographed the work.

Tickets: Band A €35/ B €30/ C €25; box seats €45; Children and young people: A €20 / B €15 / C €9

  • Choir: Vienna Boys' Choir
  • Choir: Chorus Juventus
  • Orchestra: Schubert-Akademie
  • Conductor: Gerald Wirth
  • Dance: Das Collectif
  • Choreography: Irina Pauls