Programme 12.-15.6.2019

This years festivities at the WoertherSee Classics will start off with a piece by Johannes Brahms, written not far from the Wörthersee, and is crowned by a rarity by R. Gliére - the concert for coloratura soprano and orchestra - one of the most important compositions in russian-symphonic literature. Rounded off by Sibelius's first symphony, there is nothing standing in the way of a continuation of the complementary opposites. Alexei Kornienko and the Györ Philharmonic Orchestra will lead through this evening and Anna Ihring completes with her coloratura soprano.

Elena Denisova, Tao Fan and the Gustav Mahler Ensemble abduct in the next evening with in the world of Dieter Kaufmann. His work "Elena en face" - written for the interpreter - continues to inspire not only friends of contemporary music. Mozart's Concerto No. 5 and Schubert's "Death and the Maiden", edited by Mahler, offer the opposite pole to this soiree.

On Friday afternoon, a lecture will be given at the Alpen-Adria-Universität. Jürg Stenzl can be heard on the "holiday composers" and the following evening entertainment is led by and under the motto "Duo del Gesú" and dazzles with works by Haydn, Mozart, Kreuz, Schubert and Brahms.

The organist Eva Darraqc-Antesberger and the organist Klaus Kuchling perform at the final concert in the four-hand organ association with pure rarities. May the strength of the opposing poles bring us together this year and unite in an intimate equilibrium!

Alexei Kornienko

Artistic Director

Wednesday, 12th of June - Opening concert 

19:30 - Great Hall – Konzerthaus, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897): Variations to a theme of Haydn op.56a

Reinhold Gliére (1875 – 1956): Concerto for Coloratura and Orchestra in F minor op.82

Jean Sibelius (1865 – 1957): Symphony No.1 E minor op.39

Anna Ihring, Coloratura
Alexei Kornienko, Conductor
Philharmonic Orchestra Györ

Anna Ihring
Alexei Kornienko
© Nadi
Philharmonisches Orchester Györ
© Mekli Zoltán

Thursday, 13th of June - HARMONY of the POLARITIES 

19:30 - Great Hall – Konzerthaus, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

Dieter Kaufmann (*1941):
„Elena en face“ op.132

Wolfgang A.Mozart (1756-1791): Concerto No. 5 A Major KV 219 for violin and orchestra

Franz Schubert / Gustav Mahler: „ Death and the maiden“ for string orchestra

Elena Denisova, Violin
Tao Fan, Conductor
Gustav Mahler Ensemble

Elena Denisova
© vogus
Tao Fan
Gustav Mahler Ensemble

Friday, 14th of June at 16:00

Alpen-Adria Universität, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Zentralgebäude, Room 1.09

Lecture by Professor Dr. Jürg Stenzl „Holiday composers“

Prof. Dr. Jürg Stenzl

Friday, 14th of June - „Duo del Gesú“

19:30 - Mozart Hall - Konzerthaus, Klagenfurt/Woerthersee

Pieces by Haydn, Mozart, Kreuz, Schubert, Kuehne and Brahms

Arnaud Kaminski, Violin & Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf, Viola

Arnaud Kaminski
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf

Saturday, 15th of June - „ORGAN UNIFICATION“

19:30 - Klagenfurt Cathedral

W.A. Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor KV 550 1st movement

Pedro José Blanco (1750-1811): Concierto for 2 Organs: Allegro

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943): « Danses Symphoniques » op. 45 adapted for 2 organs by Jean Guillou 1st dance

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony «From the new world » 1st movement

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 7 « Night music » adapted for organ

R. Schumann: Fuga No. 1 in B Major

Camille Saint-Saëns: « Danse macabre » (Version for organ)

Eva Darracq - Antesberger, Organ
Klaus Kuchling, Organ

Eva Darracq-Antesberger
© HAYASHI KiyotaneMini
Eva Darracq-Antesberger
© Stefan Schweiger

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