Christoph Heesch © Nikolaj Lund
We 5 Oct 22
11:00 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz
Back to
the Future
past event
past event

The An.Ton.Hören school concert at the International Bruckner Festival Linz 2022 takes schoolchildren from the age of 14 on a journey Back to the Future. The focus of the concert is on a work by Arnold Schönberg, known for his radical innovations such as the „invention“ of the twelve-note technique, who in his Cello Concerto in D major nevertheless reached back into the music of the past in the form of a concerto for harpsichord by Matthias Georg Monn. In a letter to the famous Spanish cellist Pablo Casals of 20th February 1932 Schönberg wrote: „I think it has turned out to be a brilliant piece. I have at least taken a lot of trouble with the sound and I am very pleased with it.“

The Bruckner Orchestra together with Christoph Heesch, a young cellist who has already enjoyed considerable international success, will perform this remarkable concert under their principal conductor Markus Poschner. The work will be complemented by excerpts from the Symphony No. 2 in Eb major for full orchestra by Franz Schmidt. In this work Schmidt also returned to old compositional techniqes, fusing them with his own personal style and thus transforming musical forms of the past into mesmerizing music of the future.


Excerpts from:

Arnold Schönberg (1874–1951)/Matthias Georg Monn (1717–1750)

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in D major (1932–33)

Franz Schmidt (1874–1939)

Symphony Nr. 2 in Eb major (1911–13)


Christoph Heesch | Cello

Bruckner Orchester Linz

Markus Poschner | Conductor