geboren 1952 in Linz, studierte Musikwissenschaft und Alte Geschichte an der Universität Wien sowie Violine an der Musikhochschule Wien. Seine Karriere an der Wiener Staatsoper begann 1976. 1980 erfolgte seine Aufnahme in den Verein Wiener Philharmoniker, dessen Vorstand er von 1997 bis 2014 war. Sein aktuelles Buch beim Residenz Verlag: "Eine glückhafte Symbiose"
Max Reinhardt, Schloss Leopoldskron und die Lust am Theater / Max Reinhardt, Schloss Leopoldskron, and the Pleasure of Theater
Noch vor Ende des Ersten Weltkriegs wurden die organisatorischen Weichen für Festspiele in Salzburg gestellt. Anlässlich des 100-Jahr-Jubiläums der Salzburger Festspiele, das 2020 gefeiert wird, stehen im zweiten Band einer Schriftenreihe Max Reinhardt und die Erforschung seines Lebenswerks im Zentrum der Betrachtung.
Im Frühjahr 1918 erwarb Max Reinhardt Schloss Leopoldskron, das er als barockes Gesamtkunstwerk wiederauferstehen ließ und das als Keimzelle seiner Festspielvision zum Mittelpunkt des kulturellen Lebens der Stadt wurde. In der Ausgestaltung von Schloss Leopoldskron und seiner Nutzung manifestierte sich Reinhardts genialisches Gespür für theatralische Wirkung – dieser Lust am Theatralischen und Sinnlichen spüren die Beiträge des Bandes nach.
Life first led Gustav Mahler from Bohemia to Vienna, where he would become one of the most famous composers and conductors of his time. Further stations were Ljubljana, Olomouc, Kassel, Prague, Budapest, Leipzig and Hamburg. Both his working and private life allowed him to travel to Scandinavia, Finland, Germany, the countries of the Danube Monarchy, Russia, Italy, Great Britain and the USA.
Based on photographs, sketches, letters, memories and registration documents, the authors were the first to fully reconstruct all the places that marked the life of the musician. This included retracing all of Mahler’s home addresses, all music institutions he played at as well as the places he visited – with friends and family, to compose and be alone.
The topography at hand uses texts and images to shed new light on Mahler’s life between the “Gründerzeit” era (Founding Years) and Modernism, in both the Old and New World.
You think you know Mozart? Think again! You will be surprised to find out how little you knew about someone so well known: Did Mozart use a special ruler to draw the lines of is sheet music? What was the name of his riding horse and how much did it cost? What type of corkscrew did he use and what happened to his lottery tickets? What cookbook was used for his meals? What was his favorite soap? And what did his wife’s soap smell like?
In more than 300 interesting and amusing entries this book offers insight into Mozart’s life and work, living conditions and traveling habits. The perfect gift for anyone who knows Mozart and all those who want to learn more about him!
Beethoven’s music has been part of Rudolf Buchbinder’s life since his childhood. He has played nearly fifty cyclical concerts of all thirty-two piano sonatas, and performed the piano concertos with all major orchestras and conductors, as well as conducting himself. This wealth of experience has found its way into his book, in which Beethoven’s piano works are used as stations on a journey through the composer’s life and oeuvre. Describing his own life in music, Buchbinder the performer brings Beethoven’s world to life, reflected in his personal experiences and revelations – Beethoven’s era, his emotions, passions, triumphs and defeats.
Nikolaus Harnoncourt devoted himself to the study of early music, the way it is played and the sound of period instruments from an early age. In 1953 he founded the famous Concentus Musicus with his wife Alice and other musicians. This was to provide a forum for his work on period instruments and the historic performance practice of renaissance and baroque music. It was not until four years later that the Concentus Musicus first performed in public. Alice Harnoncourt has brought together the unpublished diary entries and notes of her husband, which recount his explorations on the trail of early musical sounds. It is a fascinating and entertaining journey, during which Harnoncourt had to accomplish much to listen his way towards the original period sound.