Instrumentation

  • Tonkunstler Orchestra
  • Regine Hangler, soprano
  • Katrin Wundsam, mezzosoprano
  • Kurt Streit, tenor
  • Peter Rose, bass
  • Wiener Sängerknaben, choir
  • Slowakischer Philharmonischer Chor, choir
  • Michael Schønwandt, conductor

Programme

«Carmina Austriaca – The Middle Ages in Austria» Medieval music from Austria. Cantata by Michael Korth and Gerald Wirth | Commissioned by the Federal State of Lower Austria (premiere)

Introduction/abstract

Tonkunstler Orchestra · Regine Hangler · Katrin Wundsam · Kurt Streit · Peter Rose · Wiener Sängerknaben · Slowakischer Philharmonischer Chor · Michael Schønwandt

Carmina Austriaca

The Middle Ages in Austria: Minstrels in love, bawdy peasant ballads and lusty drinking songs – all wrapped in archaic rhythms, lyrical longing and a pulsating thirst for life. In their staged cantata, «Carmina Austriaca», Gerald Wirth and Michael korth present the era of monks, wine and minstrels in Austria.

What was once heard in forts and castles now rings out from the Wolkenturm: music by the oldest Germanspeaking minstrel, Kürenberger, songs by Walther von der Vogelweide and selections from Austrian minstrels. A gallop across the earth and through heaven and hell.

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