Musik & Theater

Vienna Schubert Festival 2016 A Vienna-Lichtental Schubert Society production
A Vienna-Lichtental Schubert Society production

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Lieder by Franz Schubert, arranged for orchestra by Max Reger
Max Reger: “An die Hoffnung” (To Hope), for voice and orchestra, Op. 124
Franz Schubert: 10th Symphony in D major, D 936A

Max Reger (1873–1916) was a great admirer of Schubert. He wrote orchestral arrangements of famous Lieder such as “Gretchen at the spinning-wheel”, “In the red glow of evening”, “Night and dreams”, “The Erlking” and “To music”. The centenary of his death is commemorated in 2016. Towards the end of his life he composed a major orchestral song of his own, based on a marvellous text by Hölderlin.

Schubert’s Ninth Symphony was not his final work: an extraordinary sketch of an unusual symphony survives from 1828. It provides enough scope to determine the direction in which the symphony was headed. In his carefully considered completion of this piece, Brian Newbould, the well-known Schubert authority, has created a fascinating musical testimony to the inexhaustible imagination of the master.

Tickets: €36/28/20, box seats €42
Children and young people: € 20/15/9

  • Mezzo-soprano: Dshamilja Kaiser
  • Junge Philharmonie Wien
  • Conductor: Michael Lessky