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Alexei Kornienko © Woerthersee Classics Festival
Alexei Kornienko © Woerthersee Classics Festival
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The philosophy of the Woerthersee Classic Festival is unique: Gustav Mahler, Alban Berg, Anton von Webern, Johannes Brahms and Hugo Wolf stayed and created at the picturesque Wörthersee - the inspiration of the province of Carinthia flowed through them all. Since 2002, the important works of these composers have been performed to the delight of the audience. In order to give the festival a wider range, the incentive of Otto Böhler's Schattenbilder - specifically Brahms' Arrival in Heaven - was used to bring a broader spectrum of composers to life. The focus is on creating a balance between classical compositions, commissioned works for the festival and at the same time specific tributes related to Carinthian artists.

Twenty years of loyalty - to the steep distinctive concept, the uncompromising artistic line, the multi-faceted design of the event and the consistent implementation of undisputed quality. The audience figures speak for themselves and the cultural world is open to our further plans.

Opening Concert
Györ Philharmonic Orchestra
Michalis Economou, conductor
Lydia Rathkolb, soprano

Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)

Three songs from the cycle "Knaben Wunderhorn" for soprano and orchestra (texts: C. Brentano/A. von Arnim)
I. Rheinlegendchen
II. Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt
III. Wer hat dies Leidsein erdacht

Symphony No.4 in G major
I. Bedächtig. Nicht eilen
II. In gemächlicher Bewegung ohne Hast
III. Ruhevoll
IV. Sehr behaglich
12 August 2021, 6 p.m., Konzerthaus Klagenfurt, Großer Saal

Anna Lindenbaum, violin
Marie Auner, violin
Clara Schwaiger, viola
Thomas-Michael Auner, violoncello

Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Quartett in E flat major Op. 33/2 "The Jest"
I. Allegro moderato
II. Scherzo
III. Largo e sostenuto
IV. Finale

Alexander von Zemlinsky (1871-1942)
Quartet No. 1 in A major Op. 4 (1896)
I. Allegro con fuoco
II. Allegretto
III. Broad and powerful
IV. Vivace e con fuoco

Antonin Dvorák
String Quartet No. 12 Op. 96 F major "American"
I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Lento
III. Molto vivace
IV. Vivace, ma non troppo
13 August 2021, 11 a.m., Konzerthaus Klagenfurt, Great Hall

"Future Memories"
Györ Philharmonic Orchestra
Alexei Kornienko, conductor
Elena Denisova, violin

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Academic Festival Overture in C minor op.80

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Concerto For Violin And Orchestra In B Flat Major
(after: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 / op.19, arrangement: Franz Hummel)
I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagio
III. Rondo, allegro molto

Peter Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Symphony No.2 in C minor op.17
I. Andante sostenuto - Allegro vivo
II. Andantino marziale quasi moderato
III. Scherzo. Allegro molto vivace
IV. Finale. Moderato assai
13 August 2021, 6 pm, Konzerthaus Klagenfurt, Great Hall

"Soloists in Trio"
Jinan Wee, viol in
Stefan Kropfitsch, violoncello
Johannes Kropfitsch, piano

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Fantasy in F minor op.49 for piano

Henryk Wieniawski (1835 - 1880)
Fantasy brillante on Faust op.20 for violin and piano

Antonín Dvorák (1841 - 1904)
Rondo in G minor op.94 for violoncello and piano

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Trio No.1 for violin, violoncello and piano
B major op.8
I. Allegro con brio
II. Scherzo
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
14 August 2021, 6 pm, Konzerthaus Klagenfurt, Great Hall

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