Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn & Schubert in St. Anna

The concert cycle “Classic Exclusive” enriches Vienna’s cultural calendar with a string quartet comprised of musicians who perform in renowned Viennese orchestras. The program will delight audiences with works by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and other composers associated with the Viennese Classic.

 

The  St. Anne`s Church is located in the heart of Vienna, representing an architectural masterpiece in itself with its splendid acoustics and the unique Baroque ambience. In this way it guarantees an unforgettable evening and completes the exclusive experience.

 

The ensemble

 

The ensemble is comprised of musicians, who are active as soloists and in chamber music ensembles in Vienna, but also in various orchestras across Europe. Even those who do not originate from Vienna, completed master classes with renowned Viennese teachers after their music study. Some of these teachers are Prof. Michael Frischenschlager, Hans Peter Ochsenhofer, Hartmuth Rohde, Siegfried Führlinger, Danilo Rossi, Bèatrice Muthelet, Heinrich Koll, Morten Carlsen, Avri Levitan and Jutta Sedillot-Buchhammer.

 

The musicians participated in numerous festivals (Tyrol and Bregenz Festivals, Grafenegg) and have been or still are members of several orchestras like Vienna Bach Soloists, Art Ensemble Vienna, Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, Wiener Jeunesse Orchester, Young Vienna Philharmonic, Sinfonietta Baden, Metropolitan Kammerorchester, Anton von Webern Orchestra and many more.

 

Moreover the musicians have been involved in performances directed by star conductors like Daniel Barenboim, Gustavo Dudamel, Riccardo Muti, Bobby McFerrin, Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, Franz Welser- Möst, Ingo Metzmacher, Sir Colin Davis.

Last, but not least they are laureates of many national and international competitions across Europe.

 

History

 

Our music cycle was launched in October 2011 with "Vivaldi Exclusive - Four Seasons and More". Anyone who has ever heard the "Four Seasons" knows about the stirring music that Vivaldi has created here. Further violin concerts of the Italian maestro were held at St. Anne church and it was a complete success.

In March 2012 the concert series were renamed as "Classic Exclusive-Concerts in St. Anne Church" and henceforth continued to work with several composers who are firmly anchored in the Viennese classical scene. We restage selected, whole works for string quartets and chamber music by Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven and Bach. In addition to the concert series we perform on selected days chamber music repertoires with period instruments from the XVIII-XIX century.

We deploy musicians in our ensembles who play in prestigious Viennese orchestras, in order to present jointly the highlights of the Viennese classics. To find an appropriate venue, which justifies the musical works, was and is still considered as very important aspect to us. The interior architecture of the St. Anne Church emphasizes acoustically and on a wonderful way the enjoyable sounds of the masterful music.

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Annakirche

St. Anne's Church (German: Annakirche) is located in Vienna, Austria, and has been administered by the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales since 1906. A relic of Saint Anne—her right hand—is kept in a rich Baroque setting and exhibited every year on July 26.

St. Anne's chapel existed since 1320. In 1518, the Gothic church was consecrated on the occasion of Saint Anne's Day (26 July). The church was administered first by the Poor Clare Sisters, then by the Jesuits. Between 1629 and 1634, the Jesuits started the Baroquisation of the Gothic church. After a fire in 1747, Pozzo's pupil Christoph Tausch transformed it into late baroque using trompe l'oeil techniques. On 25 June 1747 lightning struck the tower of the church, burning down the roof framing but leaving intact the frescos. In 1751, Daniel Gran began the renovation of the interior, blackened by candle smoke. After starting to work in the church in 1897, the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales received the church in 1906.

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