International Bruckner Festival Linz 2021

Bruckner and his pupils

Verachtet mir die Meister nicht“ (Do not scorn our Masters)

Not only learning but also teaching played a central part in Bruckner's life at all times. Anton Bruckner, the son of a schoolmaster from a provincial backwater who himself began as a teaching assistant and was later also a piano teacher, held the position of professor for organ, harmony and counterpoint at the Conservatory of the Society of Friends of Music in Vienna from 1868 to 1891. But he also taught at the University of Vienna as a lecturer in harmony and counterpoint from 1876 to 1894 as well as giving private lessons in composition well into his old age. Over a period of more than 50 years he instructed hundreds of students, without establishing a „Bruckner-School“ in the aesthetic sense, for he seemed to have had no interest in a tradition to propagate his own highly individual symphonic style. Nevertheless Bruckner's teaching activities had a formative influence on several generations of musicians, to whom the International  Festival Linz 2021 is dedicated.

On the occasion of the 125th anniversary of his death the Bruckner Festival 2021 honours the achievements of those (former) students who became tireless trailblazers, and gives a voice to largely forgotten composers. Hardly a single one of their works has ever been heard in the Brucknerhaus, though there are certainly „Masters“ among Bruckner's pupils. The performances of these rarities promise to be highlights of a Bruckner festival full of new discoveries.

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Sa 4 Sep 21
19:30 Parish Church Ansfelden
Quatuor Diotima

In the Birthday  Concert programme are String Quartets by Anton Bruckner and Friedrich Klose.

Su 5 Sep 21
18:00 city centre Linz
Rewriting Rott

Walks with short concerts and free admission follow the traces of Bruckner through the old city of Linz.

Mo 6 Sep 21
19:30 Jazzlounge Hotel Wolfinger Linz
Rewriting Rott

 In the Jazz Lounge of the Hotel Wolfinger on the Main Square there is free admission to jazz performances from the pen of composition students.

Sa 11 Sep 21
20:30 Danube Park Linz
Linzer Klangwolke 21

presented by the  SPARKASSE OÖ & LINZ AG

Su 12 Sep 21
10:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz
Opening Ceremony

The Ceremonial Opening of the International Bruckner Festival Linz 2021

Su 12 Sep 21
14:30 Danube Park Linz
Cloud of
Sound 21

presented by the  SPARKASSE OÖ & LINZ AG

Su 12 Sep 21
18:00 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz
Paul Lewis &
Markus Poschner

present Johannes Brahms´ First Piano Concerto. Also in the programme : Franz Schubert´s „Unfinished“.

Tu 14 Sep 21
The Opening of the Exhibition
„Ich bin hinausgegangen“ –
Portrait of a Linz composer

The Opening of the Exhibition  „Ich bin hinausgegangen“ – Portrait of a Linz composer, with works by Astrid Esslinger.

Tu 14 Sep 21
19:30 Middle Hall Brucknerhaus Linz
Sophie Rennert &
Helmut Deutsch

Song Recital  with works by Hugo Wolf and  students of  Anton Bruckner.

We 15 Sep 21
19:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

play works by Anton Bruckner and his students

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