Vienna - The Gateway to the East

In this program, the artos|ensemble|wien  embarks on intercultural search for clues on its very doorstep - in Vienna. The Danube Metropolis, for centuries known for its enthusiasm for culture and arts, but also famous for its multiculturalism and east orientation, is an ideal breeding ground for exciting program constellations rarely heard before, as Vienna always had a strong appeal to artists, especially to musicians and composers. This is also evident in our ensemble members: three of them come from Eastern Europe, two from the West. Reason enough to take a closer look at this very special appeal and its compositional consequences and to open the Gateway to the East. The program constellation in this case shows the different trends and musical approaches which were influencing the musical life of Vienna the last centuries ago. Therefore, there are exclusively works played by those composers, who found throughout their lives their personal and musical home in Vienna - or always had it. For this, we contrast  in chronological order alternately works by a native Austrian and  a Viennese East European to reveal relationships and interactions and to identify parallels and differences.

A suspenseful and haunting program!



Haydn, Joseph (1732-1809): Symphony No. 104 D Major, Hob. I:104 (1795) Fl, 2Vl, Va, Vc, Db, Pn

Hummel, Johann Nepomuk (1778-1837): Quintet in Eb minor, op 87 (1822) Vl, Va, Vc, Db, Pn

Schubert, Franz (1797-1828): Introduction and Variations on „Trockne Blumen“, D 802

                                                                 (1824) Fl, Pn

Ligeti, György (1923-2006): Andante and Allegretto (1950) 2Vl, Va, Vc

Baksa, Andreas (*1950): Concert for Flute and Orchestra, op. 5 (1979) - arranged by the composer

                                                          himself for the artos|ensemble|wien, Fl, 2Vl, Va, Vc, Db, Pn