Nitsch and his music


Hermann Nitsch's 85th birthday

Nitsch and his Music

Hermann Nitsch's 85th Birthday

Musikverein Wien | Großer Saal
Tuesday 31 Oct. 2023, 7.30 PM
Introduction Albert Hosp
Gläserner Saal at 6.45 PM

ANTON WEBERN 1883–1945
Six Pieces for Orchestra op. 6

Prelude to the opera “Tristan and Isolde”
(Concert version: Richard Wagner)

“Le Poème de l‘Extase” op. 54

Symphonie No. 9 “Die Ägyptische”
(Performance version arranged by Peter Jan Marthé)

Tonkünstler Orchester of Lower Austria
Presenter Albert Hosp
Conductor Patrick Hahn

A joint event by the nitsch museum and Tonkünstler Orchestra Lower Austria in cooperation with the Nitsch Foundation

Tickets 29 to 68 euros
with the Tonkünstler Pluspunkt card -20 %

Hermann Nitsch (29.8.1938–18.4.2022) was not just a world famous actionist, painter, philosopher and draftsman: he was also a composer. As early as the 1960s music played a fundamental role in Nitsch’s Gesamtkunstwerk; his compositions are rooted in the scream as a prelingual expression of Dionysian ecstasy. He was also greatly influenced by the work of John Cage, Anton Webern, Richard Wagner and Alexander Skrjabin.

The Tonkünstler Orchestra Lower Austria is now posthumously fulfilling one of the universal genius’ long-held wishes at one of its main residencies by performing Hermann Nitsch’s Ninth Symphony at the Vienna Musikverein!

Under the direction of Patrick Hahn and in collaboration with the Ö1 music expert Albert Hosp, the Tonkünstler will juxtapose Nitsch’s “Ägyptische” with the works of his musical heroes.

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