Bruckner Festival

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The International Bruckner Festival is an annual series of music events in Linz .

The namesake of the music event series is Anton Bruckner , the organizer is the Brucknerhaus . The Bruckner Festival was introduced in 1974 on the initiative of the artistic director of the Brucknerhaus Horst Stadlmayr and began with an orchestral concert under Herbert von Karajan . The Bruckner Festival has been an integral part of Austrian cultural events since 1977, alongside the Vienna Festival and the Salzburg Festival .

In 2005 the festival took place from September 11th to October 2nd. The keynote speaker was Anton Zeilinger . The Bruckner Orchester Linz played Bruckner's 9th Symphony under the direction of Dennis Russell Davies . In addition, the Vienna Philharmonic played Bruckner's 7th Symphony under Pierre Boulez , and the Staatskapelle Dresden played Chung Bruckner's 4th Symphony under the direction of Muyng-Whun . The Orchester Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo (conductor Marek Janowski ), the MDR Symphony Orchestra and the MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig (conductor Fabio Luisi ) played the Mass in F minor. TheThe Royal Philharmonic Orchestra played under the direction of Dirk Joeres , the Camerata Salzburg under the direction of Christian Muthspiel . The Thomas Christian ensemble could also be heard and seen, the cellist Mischa Maisky was accompanied on the piano by his daughter Lily. Furthermore, Die Walküre could be heard with Christian Franz (Siegmund), Eva Johannson (Sieglinde), Gabriele Schnaut (Brünnhilde) and Gerd Grochowski (Wotan) under the direction of Dennis Russell Davies.

In 2009 the Bruckner Festival took place from September 13th to October 5th. The Bruckner Orchester Linz opened the series of events with the performance The Creation by Josef Haydn under the direction of Dennis Russell Davies.

In 2010 it took place from September 12th to October 5th. Traditionally, the Bruckner Orchestra Linz opened under the direction of Dennis Russell Davies with Beethoven's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in C minor and with Anton Bruckner's 7th Symphony.

2011: September 11 to October 7 - Daniel Harding conducted the Filarmonica della Scala and, in addition to Sibelius' Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor and Bernstein's overture to “Candide”, also presented Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 in E minor “From the New World".

In 2012 the Brucknerhaus presented the Bruckner Festival from September 9th to October 5th. At the opening, Dennis Russell Davies conducted the Bruckner Orchestra Linz with Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 3 in D minor. A broad spectrum from Angelika Kirchschlager to Rudolf Buchbinder to Silje Nergaard makes the Bruckner Festival 2012 the festival event of the year again.

In 2017, under the slogan “Bruckner elementar”, a large cooperation with Valerij Gergiev and the Munich Philharmonic began . By 2019, Anton Bruckner's symphonies No. 1 to No. 9 will be recorded on DVD and CD in the St. Florian Collegiate Church and published on the Munich Philharmonic's own label, MPHIL.

In 2018 the International Bruckner Festival Linz is dedicated to tradition. Under the motto "What you inherit from your fathers - Bruckner and tradition", more than 30 events will take place from September 4th (Bruckner's birthday) to October 11, 2018 (Bruckner's death anniversary) in the Brucknerhaus Linz and four other places where Anton Bruckner worked: Linz Mariendom , Old Cathedral , Ansfelden parish church and St. Florian monastery basilica .

In 2019, the International Bruckner Festival Linz has the motto "New Worlds - Bruckner and the Symphony" and will take place from September 4th to October 11th, 2019, as in the previous year. Among the performing artists are András Schiff , Cameron Carpenter , Neeme Järvi , Eliahu Inbal , Nobuko Imai , Piotr Beczała , Thomas Hamspon and the Bruckner Orchestra Linz under Markus Poschner . In addition, the last two concerts of the Bruckner cycle started in 2017 by Valery Gergijew and the Munich Philharmonic will take place in the St. Florian Monastery Basilica.

Keynote speaker

1977: Friedrich Heer - 1978: Gerhard Klingenberg - 1979: Werner Hofmann - 1980: Ernst Krenek - 1981: Anton Neumayr - 1982: Rolf Liebermann - 1983: Fritz Hochwälder - 1984: Erwin Ringel - 1985: Werner Schneyder - 1986: Hilmar Hoffmann - 1987: Erich Fried - 1988: Milo Dor - 1989: Eric J. Hobsbawm - 1990: Franz König - 1991: Axel Corti - 1992: Franz Welser-Möst - 1993: Eduard Goldstücker - 1994: Peter Turrini - 1995: Erika Weinzierl - 1996 : Klaus Maria Brandauer - 1997: Hildegard Hamm-Brücher - 1998: Horst-Eberhard Richter - 1999: Erika Pluhar - 2000: Karlheinz Böhm - 2001: Theo Sommer - 2002: SAID - 2003: Peter Huemer - 2004: Anna Mitgutsch - 2005: Anton Zeilinger - 2006: Ari Rath - 2007: Konrad Paul Liessmann - 2008: Renan Demirkan - 2009: Robert Menasse - 2010: Elfriede Hammerl - 2011: Ludwig Adamovich junior - 2012: Armin Thurnher - 2013: Ruth Wodak - 2014: Paul Lendvai - 2015: Iris Berben - 2016: Senta Berger - 2017: Harald Krassnitzer - 2018: Daniel Kehlmann - 2019: Wolf D. Prix

Web links

Commons : Brucknerfest  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. The Brucknerhaus and Brucknerfest on Forum Upper Austria , accessed on November 18, 2018
  2. International Bruckner Festival Linz 2019. Accessed on July 17, 2019 .