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Highlights in Spring 2018

Franz Schubert – The complete symphonies and symphonic fragments | Schubertiade, May 2018
J. S. Bach: Mass in B minor | Concert tour March 2018: Linz – Meran – Brixen – Salzburg – Tamsweg
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All in all it is this grounding fire in their rendering that leads to a new perspective on Schubert.
CONCERTO – Magazine for Early Music

Franz Schubert – The complete symphonies and symphonic fragments

Unique concert and CD project in cooperation with the renowned Schubert scholar Michael Kube (Neue Schubert Ausgabe, Tübingen), presented at the Schubertiade

Michi Gaigg and L’Orfeo’s first two Schubert recordings (Arias with Daniel Behle and Concert Ouvertures and the Fifth Symphony) were an international sensation: „Surely, after this CD one hears Schubert slightly different.“ (Deutschlandradio Kultur). L’Orfeo now presents a new view on the symphonic composer Schubert. For the first time his complete symphonies as well as all symphonic fragments will be performed and recorded.
The L’Orfeo musicians are already in thrilled anticipation and invite the audience to join them in Hohenems.


Schubertiade Hohenems | Four concerts (changing programme)
2, 3, 4 and 5 May 2018

Michael Kube, Presentation
L’Orfeo Barockorchester | Michi Gaigg, Conductor

Franz Schubert
Overture D 2A, Symphony D 2B, Overture D 2G (1810/11)
Overture to Der Teufel als Hydraulicus D 4 (1812)
Fragments of two orchestral pieces in D major D 74A & 71C
(Sept./Oct. & Fall 1813?)
Fragment of an orchestral piece in B-flat major D 94A (1814?)

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Symphony Nr. 1 in D major D 82 | Symphony Nr. 2 in B-flat major D 125 | Symphony Nr. 3 in D major D 200
Symphony Nr. 4 in c minor D 417 „Tragic“ | Symphony Nr. 5 in B-flat major D 485
Symphony Nr. 6 in C major D 589 „Small C major“ | Symphony in E major D 729 (August 1821, draft)
from Symphony Nr. 7 in b minor D 759 „Unfinished“ (Fragment) | Symphony Nr. 7 in b minor D 759 „Unfinished“
Symphony Nr. 8 in C major D 944 „Great C major“

J. S. Bach: Mass in B minor | Concert tour March 2018
Linz (18.3.) – Meran (25.3.) – Brixen (26.3.) – Salzburg (27.3.) – Tamsweg (28.3.)

Ulrike Hofbauer & Anna Willerding, Soprano | Margot Oitzinger, Alto
Virgil Hartinger, Tenor | Rafael Fingerlos/Markus Volpert, Bass
Collegium Vocale Salzburg (Albert Hartinger, choir master)
L’Orfeo Barockorchester
Michi Gaigg, Conductor

Johann Sebastian Bach
Mass in b minor, BWV 232

It is apparently true that all musicians believe in Bach… we, the members of the L’Orfeo Barockorchester, are in a very privileged position to repeatedly have the opportunity to perform Bach’s church music. After all Bach might be the reason that we chose to become musicians and dedicate ourselves to issues of performance practice.

Bach’s Mass in B minor is one of the most monumental compositions in music history. For over two decades Bach dealt with this work, starting with the Sanctus (1724), followed by the „Missa“ from 1733 and concluding with the Ordinario movements during his later years. The work thus evolves as essential summary of his profound knowledge and personal style in its formal abundance of arias, duetts and choral fugues (Carus-Verlag)