Hans Haselböck, organ
Davide Mariano, organ
Emma Black, oboe
Siegfried J. Koch, trumpet
Orchester Wiener Akademie
Martin Haselböck, organ & conductor
Georg Philipp Telemann: Concerto in D major for 3 trumpets and orchestra Johann Heinrich Schmelzer: “Musikalische Fechtschul'”, suite with interpolated improvisations by Hans Haselböck Gottfried von Einem: Spiritual sonata for soprano, trumpet and organ op. 38 / 1. movement for trumpet and organ (1974, dedicated to Helmut Wobisch and the Carinthian Summer Festival) Ernst Krenek: Concerto for organ and string orchestra op. 230 (1979, composed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Carinthian Summer Festival) Thomas Daniel Schlee: Choral preludes for oboe and organ op. 18 Anton Heiller: Dance toccata for organ Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestra suite III in D major, BWV 1068
50 years ago, a small summer festival, remarkable right from the start, took off at the Abbey Church of Ossiach. The festive concert held in the place where it all started will commemorate important actors of those early days. We are especially pleased to welcome Hans Haselböck, who was among the artists appearing in the very first festival season in 1969. Back then, Haselböck played a series of organ concertos with works by Schein, Scheidt and Muffat on the old baroque organ of the Abbey Church; the new instrument was inaugurated on the occasion of the Carinthian Summer Festival of 1971.
Hans Haselböck, an organist, composer and long-time head of the Department for Church Music at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, belongs to the committed circle of artists who have had close ties to the festival since its inception. Like many other works by Gottfried von Einem, the piece being played at the festive concert was dedicted to the founding father of the festival, Helmut Wobisch, and the Carinthian Summer Festival itself. The chorale preludes for oboe and organ op. 18 by Thomas Daniel Schlee is a work by the Viennese composer who was the general manager of the Carinthian Summer Festival from 2004 – 2015 and continued influencing the festival in terms of high aesthetic demands.
Ernst Krenek composed his Concerto for organ and string orchestra op. 230 in 1979, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Carinthian Summer Festival, and Martin Haselböck was the original performer. Martin Haselböck made an international reputation for himself as an organist at an early age and today he is a sought-after guest conductor of the world’s leading orchestras. As the resident organist at the Hofburg Chapel of Vienna, his intensive engagement with the repertory of great classical church music led to the founding of the Orchester Wiener Akademie, which plays on historical instruments. Since its foundation in 1985, the orchestra is considered to be one of the most important ensembles of its kind, and it is widely recognised for its interpretation of works of classical and Romantic music.
This concert was curated by Klaus Kuchling.
before the festive concert:
50 years Carinthischer Sommer “We remember…”
Fri 5 July / 18:30 / Alban Berg Hall of the Abbey of Ossiach
Anniversary celebration with honorary director Gerda Fröhlich and guests.