Kaiserwalzershare on facebook Music from the "Verein für musikalische Privataufführungen“ ("Society for Private Musical Performances“)
Gustav Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)
Chamber music by Ferruccio Busoni, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Julius Bittner, Josef Labor, Anton Webern & Alban Berg
Johann Strauß: Kaiserwalzer, op. 437
In 1918, Arnold Schoenberg set up the “Society for Private Musical Performances“ in Vienna. It served as a stage for any contemporary musician of distinction of the time – from Ravel and Reger to Busoni. Based on the repertoire of the society’s concerts, Christoph Hinterhuber compiles a programme for a wonderful evening, with the finger very close on the pulse of 1918. At the heart of the evening are Mahler’s “Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen” in an adaption by Schoenberg. They are completed by an anthology of the most beautiful Viennese works of music ranging from Korngold to Labor, and from Busone to the Second Viennese School’s tribute to the Strauss dynasty in the “Kaiserwalzer”.