Concentrated Passion


“Kleine Zeitung” on 13.07.2015 Page: 42 Section: Culture&Film Styria Haydn’s „Seven Last Words“ as Oratorio. NEUBERG. Joseph Haydn’s „Sieben letzte Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuz“ (The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross) composed in 1795 in the oratorio version and premiered a

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Carefully Intensified Arc of Suffering


“Kronen Zeitung” on 13.07.2015 page 30 Section: Culture FROM: MATTHIAS WAGNER   Neuberger Kulturtage: Oratorio by Joseph Haydn for the Opening in the Cathedral The Vienna Chamber Orchestra and the Singakademie opened the Neuberger Kulturtage to the appreciative ear of Heinz Fischer – the federal presidents traditionally spend their summer

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Spanish Hours without Breasts


 on 30th May 2015 By Stephan Burianek The Vienna Kammeroper presents Rarities by Maurice Ravel and Francis Poulenc (excerpt) What does a neglected housewife do when both of her suitors turn out to be wimps? She takes up with the furniture mover. That, in short, is the plot of a slapstick comedy set to music […]

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Wit and Charm


“Kronen Zeitung” on 30.05.2015 page: 50 section: Culture by Karlheinz Roschitz Bgld, N.Ö., Vbg, Wi Kammeroper: Ravel & Poulenc Wit and Charm (excerpt) …The refined swing of the music moves the story ahead impressively. Conductor Gelsomino Rocco, with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, knows how to realize Poulenc’s mix with fluffy lightness and beauty of sound. […]

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Refreshingly lively


“Kronen Zeitung” on 25 April, 2015 Page: 48 Section: Culture / Upper Austria Chamber Orchestra: Refreshingly lively An interesting encounter with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra under the direction of conductor Stefan Vladar, who was in particularly brilliant form on this day at the Brucknerhaus in Linz. In

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An illustrious past shines again


“Neues Volksblatt” on 25 April 2015 Section: Culture Neues Volksblatt Linz An illustrious past shines again The Japanese cellist Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi (*1942) can look back upon an illustrious past, but he is still a soloist in demand around the world – even as president of Suntory Hall in Tokyo, he

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“Brittenites!”


He would have turned 100 last year. The concertante performance of  “The Turn of the Screw” in the Konzerthaus can be seen as a small afterthought to his milestone birthday. But one wants to hear Benjamin Britten, England’s most important 20th-century composer, outside of his jubilee years as well. 

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At the Pinnacle of Beauty


The opportunity to hear all Beethoven’s piano concerti at once comes much too seldom. The Neuberger Kulturtage favoured its audience with this obvious choice of programme. Artistic director Stefan Vladar conducted “his” Vienna Chamber Orchestra from the keyboard through five magnificent performances. On two occasions, the audience rose to its feet in the Dormitorium: on […]

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