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Chamber Music Matinee 2

Sun, 20. November 2022 | 11:00 UhrOrchesterhaus Kriens

Viennese classical music in the Orchesterhaus

  • Franz Lehár (1770-1948)

    • Gold and silver waltz

  • Maria Theresia von Paradis (1759-1824)

    • Sicilenne

  • Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)

    • Little Viennese March

  • Johann Strauss (1825-1899)

    • Furioso-Polka

  • Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

    • Noturno Nr. 3 Liebestraum

  • Schubert-Liszt-Suits

    • Soirées de Vienne Nr. 6

  • Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

    • Rosenkavalier waltz sequence

What would Vienna be without its legendary salons? The princely palaces of Lobkowitz or Rasumowski already existed in Mozart’s and Beethoven’s time, along with Metternichpalais and Schwarzenbergpalais. Here, the leading composers of the First Viennese School found open ears for their new works. Over the course of time, the princes gradually disappeared, and in their place emerged an upper middle class with their own bourgeois salons. This had an impact on music, which now had to be “salon-worthy” in the true sense of the word: easy to digest and entertaining. Lehár’s “Gold and Silver” waltz indicates this social change in its title alone! Kreisler, on the other hand, was bona fide Viennese and knew what the salon loved: the shallow, schmalzy sounds of the violin, and dished these up like no other. Franz Liszt was also impressed by this Viennese salon atmosphere. His “Soirées de Vienne” are hugely popular pieces and speak volumes. With his “Rosenkavalier” waltzes, Richard Strauss created a “fake” as his opera is set during Maria Theresa’s reign, before Mozart’s Vienna days. At that time there was no such thing as a Viennese waltz, but what did that bother Strauss? His “Rosenkavalier” became a worldwide success and remains so to this day …

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