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Program and cast

 

MARCH 19, 2023

PERFORMERS
Ensemble Vienna
Daniel Frogauer
violin

Raimund Lissy
violin

Michael Strasser
viola

Michael Bladerer
double bass

Anneleen Lenaerts
harp

Sebastian Bru
violoncello

PROGRAM
Joseph Mayseder

Trio for violin, cello and harp in F major, op. 41
Matthias Strebinger

Hungarian national theme
N.N.

folk songs; for string quartet humorously and contrapuntally edited by Moritz Käßmeyer
“Do I have to go to the “Stadtle” and three more
Johannes Brahms

Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor (Allegro molto); arranged by Martin Bjelik
Hungarian Dance No. 3 in F major (Allegretto); arranged by Martin Bjelik
Hungarian Dance No. 5 in F sharp minor; arranged by Martin Bjelik

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Jean Françaix

Duo baroque for double bass and harp
Claude Debussy

Danse sacrée
Dance profane
End approx.: 20:30

MAY 16 , 2023

PERFORMERS

Ensemble Vienna 

Daniel Frogauer 

violin

Raimund Lissy 

violin

Michael Strasser 

viola

Michael Bladerer 

double bass

Ronald Janezic 

horn

Wolfgang Lintner 

horn

PROGRAM

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Overture to the opera "La clemenza di Tito", KV 621
 

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sextet for two horns and strings, op. 81b
 


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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

March in F major, KV 248
 

Divertimento F major, KV 247, "First Lodronic Night Music"
 

End approx.: 20:30

26 SEPTEMBER

Vera-Lotte Boecker • Sebastian Bru

Verdi • Schubert • Donizetti

6.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. Brahms Hall
PERFORMERS
Ensemble Vienna
Daniel Frogauer | violin
Raimund Lissy | violin
Michael Strasser viola
Michael Bladerer | double bass
Vera-Lotte Boecker | soprano
Sebastian Bru | violoncello
PROGRAM
Giuseppe Verdi: Overture to the opera "La forza del destino" ("The Power of Destiny"); Edited by Georg Straka
Gioacchino Rossini: Duo for cello and double bass in D major
Franz Schubert / Aribert Reimann: Mignon
Bedřich Smetana: Dance of the comedians from the opera The Bartered Bride; arranged by Carlo Martelli
Carl Ferdinand Füchs: Adagio, op. 39
Carl Ferdinand Fox: Dedication
Carl Ferdinand Fox: Schiffer's greeting; edited by Raimund Lissy
Gaetano Donizetti: Sinfonia for the opera "Betly"; edited by Heinrich W. Pek
Giacomo Puccini: Crisantemi
Jacques Fromental Halévy: Mon doux seigneur et maître. Bolero from the opera "La juive"; edited by Raimund Lissy

MONDAY 4 DECEMBER
Ensemble Vienna
Haydn • Mozart • Lanner

6.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. Brahms Hall
PERFORMERS
Ensemble Vienna
Daniel Frogauer | violin
Raimund Lissy | violin
Michael Strasser viola
Michael Bladerer | double bass
PROGRAM
Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in C major, Hob. III:19
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: A Little Night Music. Serenade in G major, KV 525
Josef Strauss: My curriculum vitae is love and desire. Waltz, Op. 263; arranged by Heinrich W. Pek
Johann Gungl: Catherine Polka; edited by Heinrich W. Pek
Joseph Lanner: Marriage Waltz, Op. 15; Edited by Heinrich W. Pek
Joseph Lanner: Amazon Gallop, Op. 148b
Joseph Lanner: The Butterflies. Ländler, op. 65, "The youngest children of my mood"
Johann Strauss father: Gibelline gallop, op. 117; arranged by Heinrich W. Pek
Johann Strauss Son: Love Songs. Waltz, Op. 114; edited by Alexander Weinmann
Carl Michael Ziehrer: Battle stroller. Fast Polka in C major, Op. 410; arranged by Heinrich W. Pek

03.05.2024

PERFORMERS
Ensemble Vienna
Daniel Frogauer | violin
Raimund Lissy | violin
Michael Strasser viola
Michael Bladerer | double bass
PROGRAM
Georg Hellmesberger: String Quartet in D major, op. 1
Joe Zawinul: Six Mastersongs; arranged by Werner Pirchner
Paul Hindemith: Overture to "Water Poet and Bird Cage"
Franz von Suppè: Overture to the folk play "A morning, a noon, an evening in Vienna"; arranged by Heinrich W. Pek
Josef Strauss: Lullabies. Waltz, op. 18; arranged by Heinrich W. Pek
Joseph Lanner: Favorite Polka, Op. 201; edited by Heinrich W. Pek
Josef Strauss: All sorts. Fast Polka, Op. 219; arranged by Heinrich W. Pek
Joseph Lanner: Evening Stars. Waltz, op. 180; edited by Alexander Weinmann
Josef Strauss: Farewell. Fast Polka, Op. 211; arranged by Heinrich W. Pek

17.06.2024

PERFORMERS
Ensemble Vienna
Daniel Frogauer | violin
Raimund Lissy | violin
Michael Strasser viola
Michael Bladerer | double bass
Raphael Lilac | violoncello
Maximilian Flieder | Piano
PROGRAM
Gioacchino Rossini: Sonata for strings No. 6 in D major ("The Thunderstorm") - Tempesta
Leopoldine Blahetka: Piano Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 43
Paul Juon: Chant d'amour, op. 43/2
Paul Juon: Bizarre, op. 9/3
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Sextet for piano, violin, two violas, cello and double bass in D major, op. 110

 

Musikverein Brahms Hall

For many years, this hall was known only as the “Kleine Musikvereinssaal”, until in 1937, during the 125th anniversary year of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien, it was given a name that truly reflects its importance: the Brahms Saal. Johannes Brahms not only performed in person in this hall, he was also behind the very first concert to be performed here, by Clara Schumann on 19 January 1870. The standards set that day have been maintained ever since. The Brahms Saal remains one of the most prized locations for the greatest chamber music ensembles and lieder singers performing in the world today.

 

With just under of 600 seats, the hall is designed to showcase the intimate aspects of classical music. The hall acoustics are perfectly attuned to deliver this: the Brahms Saal – 32.50 metres long, 10.30 metres wide und 11 metres high – possesses a similar acoustic brilliance to the Große Musikvereinssaal.

 

When the Musiverein building was opened in 1870, the Kleine Musikvereinssaal was described as a “true little treasure chest”. It was even suggested that this hall might warrant greater praise and wonderment than the Große Musikvereinssaal: “One might even wish to award the prize to this hall for its peacefulness and simple grandeur.” It is abundantly clear that Theophil Hansen’s design for the Brahms Saal created an architectonic masterpiece of the Historicism period. His commitment to the “Greek Renaissance”, evident in the design’s allusions to classical Hellas, make this concert hall an authentic temple of chamber music.

 

In 1993 the Brahms Saal underwent a comprehensive restoration programme. The restoration project involved consulting the original designs held at the Print Room at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.  This made it possible to reconstruct the original colour scheme created by Hansen as the Musikverein’s architect: green walls, red columns and the liberal use of gold.

 

When the Brahms Saal reopened to the public in its new form in 1993, a Vienna newspaper wrote: “Without wishing to raise expectations too high, this has been transformed into the most beautiful, magnificent and prestigious chamber music concert hall we are likely to find anywhere in the world.”

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