Liebeslieder-Walzer

Shows

On the shore of the Danube, Johannes Brahms (1833–1897), German composer, 1889 Brahms revels in three-four time. With him the young voices of the Camerata Styria im Grazer Stefaniensaal Camerata Styria - as well as the four gifted piano hands of Olga Chepovetsky lehnt auf einem Flügel Olga Chepo­vetsky and Philipp Scheucher mit Klavier im Hintergrund Philipp Scheucher

Programme

What to expect:

Johannes Brahms: Liebeslieder-Walzer (Love Songs), op. 52 (for choir and piano four-hands)
Hungarian dances, WoO1 & Waltzes, op. 39 (for piano four hands)

Olga Chepo­vetsky

Piano

The young Latvian, born in Riga in 1997, is a particularly brightly shining jewel from Markus Schirmer's forge of talent. With self-confident style and brilliant technique, she penetrates works of the classical period as well as contemporary music. She celebrated a memorable appearance at the Styriarte in 2020 with the premiere of Corona-Meditation.

Philipp Scheucher

Piano

Mit gerade einmal 17 Jahren gab der Steirer mit Mozarts neuntem Klavierkonzert sein Debüt beim Orchester Recreation im Stefaniensaal. Seither sorgt der junge Ausnahmepianist aus der Klavierklasse Markus Schirmers mit ersten Preisen und gefeierten Gastspielen international für Furore. Seine innigste Liebe gilt dem Werk von Beethoven.

Camerata Styria

Choir

Masters rarely fall from the sky. Camerata Styria has achieved this rare feat under Sebastian Meixner's direction. Since its first concerts in 2020, the year it was founded, the young choir has delighted audiences with the splendour of its sound and dynamic richness.

Sebastian Meixner

Choir direction

The music teacher and computer scientist, whose main instrument is the piano, has a golden touch for leading groups of people in song. He proves this as co-founder of the youth choir nota bene as well as with his brand new ensemble, the Camerata Styria, which he formed from former members of the Landesjugendchor Cantanima.

Content

Love Songs in the form of the Viennese waltz

“A house stands apart on the Danube’s wide shore, a rosy lass lives there according to lore.“

When Brahms wrote his most beautiful Love Songs Opus 52, he inevitably chose the form of the Viennese waltz. Even he, the “cool” musician from Northern Germany, could not resist singing the praises of the pretty young women of Austria with a “hot” 3/4. His friend Eduard Hanslick ironically remarked that Vienna seduced Brahms into committing a “waltzing deadly sin”. While the singers of the Camerata Styria revel in the “Love Songs”, two pianists waltz in four hands.

The performance lasts 60-70 minutes without an interval.

Prices: EUR 22 / 44 / 66

Discounts:

  • Ö1 Clubmembers: 10% off for two tickets

  • Ö1 Intro: the "Kultüröffner" for everybody younger than 30

  • U27: 50% off for people younger than 27