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Sir Georg Solti
Schoenberg & Mahler

28 June 2022, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Schoenberg & Mahler

Orchestral Recital of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris and the University of Music & Performing Arts Vienna

Schoenberg: Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 16 (arranged by Felix Greissle for chamber orchestra)
Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G major (mdw arrangement for soprano and chamber orchestra, 2020)

Martha Matscheko (soprano)
Orchestra formed by the students of the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris and the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien
Conductor: Jaime Wolfson

The dramatic concert recital by CNSMDP – Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris and mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna marks a new station in the extraordinarily promising orchestral collaboration between these two institutions. Chamber orchestral works by the two prominent representatives of Viennese Modernism: Gustav Mahler’s symphony in G major (No. 4) is endowed with near grotesque humour due partly to the difference between tonality and content. This concert has mdw revealing a chamber music version that students of mdw themselves rewrote. Conductor Jaime Wolfson and soprano Martha Matscheko stage the occasionally awkward, occasionally cheerful parts of the masterpiece. Throughout his life, Arnold Schönberg referred to Gustav Mahler as one of his greatest role models. The works of the two composers are the most outstanding examples of the post-Romantic style. Schönberg was convinced that the inexpressible could only be grasped in free form – the impulsive tonality of his Five Pieces for Orchestra belongs among his most important atonal compositions, which is performed by Felix Greissle in a version orchestrated for chamber ensemble. We can be certain of receiving an exciting concert starring international gifted artists of the future.


Presented by

Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 1 800, 2 300, 2 900

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