Vienna Philharmonic Performs Schubert-Mahler

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Monday, April 02, 2012

WQXR presents a new series highlighting the 2011 Salzburg Music Festival. This week Franz Welser-Möst conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in a program that features Alexander Zemlinsky’s Lyric Symphony in Seven Songs and Gustav Mahler’s orchestration of Franz Schubert’s Death and the Maiden.

Program details:

Schubert-Mahler: Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D 810, Op Posth, Death and the Maiden.

Zemlinsky: Lyric Symphony in Seven Songs, Op 18, for Soprano, Baritone and Orchestra.

Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst.

Soloists: Christina Schäfer, soprano; Michael Volle, baritone.

Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic.

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Kenneth Bennett Lane, Lake Hiawatha,l NJ from Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute, Boonton, NJ

Conductor Franz Weiser-Most conducting the Vienna Philharmonic with a program of Mahler, Sghubert and Zemlinsky would on the face of it warrant an echt combination of creative and performing excellence. Especially at the Salzburg Festival. Hope to hear recording, audio or, better still, video of the 2011 performance. OUR SENSES ESPECIALLY WHERE MUSIC IS HEARD ARE OUR TREASURABLE AND LASTING VALUES ALONGSIDE OUR FRIENDSHIPS ! As an opera composer, "Shakespeare" and "The Political Shakespeare," my own perceptions of character development, interactiveness between the personalities, and the era and mores of that era in time all directly immensely define the tapestry of the orchestration and the denouement. I studied with leading performers and teachers composing, conducting, singing and acting techniques at Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music and with Friedrich Schorr, Alexander Kipnis, Frieda Hempel, Margarete Matzenauer, Martial Singher, John Brownlee, Karin Branzell, Enrico Rosati, Lee Strasberg, Sanford Meissner, Philip Burton, Fausto Cleva and Laszlo Halasz and many others. I am a Wagnerian heldentenor and the director of the Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute. At my website,, one may download at the "Recorded Selections" venue, free, 37 complete selections from the over one hundred I have sung in four three hour long solo concerts in the main hall, the Isaac Stern Auditorium, of Carnegie Hall. They are all LIVE performances.

Apr. 02 2012 05:49 PM

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