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Program and cast

SEPTEMBER 28 , 2022

PERFORMERS
Ensemble Vienna
Daniel Frogauer
violin

Raimund Lissy
violin

Michael Strasser
viola

Michael Bladerer
double bass

PROGRAM
Carl Maria von Weber

Overture to the opera "Der Freischütz"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Divertimento in F major, KV 138
Friedrich Cerha

night pieces. Quartet for two violins, viola and double bass

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Johann Strauss son

Festival March, Op. 452; arranged by Heinrich W. Pek
Franz Lehar

Gold and silver. Waltz, Op. 79; arranged by Heinrich W. Pek
Carl Michael Ziehrer

Let go!!!!. Fast Polka, Op. 386
Joseph Lanner

28ger. Ländler, Op. 20
Johann Strauss son

artist life. Waltz, Op. 316; arranged by Heinrich W. Pek
Joseph Lanner

Tarantula Gallop, Op. 125
End approx.: 20:30

NOVEMBER 16 , 2022

PERFORMERS

Ensemble Vienna 

Daniel Frogauer 

violin

Raimund Lissy 

violin

Michael Strasser 

viola

Michael Bladerer 

double bass

 

violoncello

 

piano

PROGRAM

Ferdinand Ries

Grand Sextuor, op. 100
 

Giacchino Rossini

Sonata a quattro No. 3 in C major
 


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Franz Schubert

Quintet for piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass in A major, D 667, "Trout Quintet"
 

End approx.: 20:30

DECEMBER 12 , 2022

PERFORMERS

Ensemble Vienna 

Daniel Frogauer 

violin

Raimund Lissy 

violin

Michael Strasser 

viola

Michael Bladerer 

double bass

PROGRAM

Ludwig van Beethoven

German dance in C major, WoO 8/1
German dance in F major, WoO 8/3
German dance in A major, WoO 8/8
German dance in D major, WoO 8/10
German dance in G major, WoO 8/11
German dance in C major, WoO 8/12
Ignaz Pleyel

String Quartet in C major, B 334
Reinhold Moritzowitsch Gliere

Five Pieces from the Duos, op. 39

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Johann Strauss son

Overture to the operetta "Die Fledermaus"; arranged by Martin Bjelik
Joseph Lanner

The Schönbrunners. Waltz, op. 200
Joseph Strauss

The good old times. Waltz, op. 26
Johann Strauss father

Chinese gallop, op. 20
Johann Strauss son

Viennese sweets. Waltz, Op. 307; arranged by Heinrich W. Pek
Edward Strauss

With chic. Fast Polka, Op. 221
 

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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
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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

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
© Nancy Horowitz
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