Vienna helps Tirana

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November 2021

Program and cast


Zamir Kabo, piano
Drin Kabo, violin
Bertin Christelbauer, violoncello
Acies Quartet
Günter Haumer, baritone
Genc Tukiçi, piano
Enkeleda Kamani, soprano
Benjamin Ziervogel, violin
Alessandro Castriota Scanderbeg, baritone
Edlira Dedja, piano
Merita Rexha Tershana, piano
Vikena Kamenica, mezzo-soprano
Eno Peçi, dance
Maria Radutu, piano


Vienna helps Tirana

Benefit concert in aid of the earthquake victims in Albania

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata in C minor, op. 30/2 - 1st movement

Antonín Dvořák

String Quartet in F major, op. 96 - finale. Vivace ma non troppo

Giuseppe Verdi

Di Provenza il mar, il suol

Charles Gounod

Je veux vivre. Aria of Juliette from Romeo et Juliette

Jules Massenet

Méditation from the opera "Thaïs

Vincenzo Bellini

Ah! Per sempre io ti perdei

Claude Debussy

Clair de Lune. Prélude for piano (Volume II)

Camille Saint-Saëns

Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix. Aria of Dalila from the opera Samson et Dalila

Jacques Offenbach

Barcarole from the opera "Hoffmann's Erzählungen

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Soave sia il vento. Trio Fiordiligi - Dorabella - Don Alfonso

Johann Sebastian Bach

Air Maurice Ravel Boléro - excerpt

Vittorio Monti


Kurt Weill

Nanna's Song

Carlos Gardel


Genc Tukiçi


Project - Piano & Dance

Franz Lehár

Lips are silent. Duet Hanna-Danilo from the operetta

operetta "The Merry Widow

George Gershwin

Summertime from the opera "Porgy and Bess"

"By Strauss" from "The Show is On"

Cole Porter

So in Love. Song of Lilli from the musical "Kiss me Kate".

Prenkë Jakova



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.”

(c) Wolf Dietrer Grabner
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