Christoph Heesch © Felix Broede
Th 6. Oct 22
19:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz
Heesch & The
Bruckner Orchester Linz
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Back to the Future
The first third of the 20th century was characterised by contradictions and tensions, a juxtaposition of melancholic, crisis-ridden apocalyptic moods with affirmative, optimistic feelings of renewal. In the arts as well, thinking was dominated by the emotionally loaded question about the relationship between tradition and vision. The ubiquitous music of the 19th century and its continuation stood in opposition to the attempt to create a united front to define musical freedom anew with experimental works. The concert with the young cellist Christoph Heesch, unanimously praised by critics and audiences alike, gives an exciting glimpse into the endeavours to achieve a synthesis of both these tendencies. It presents for example Arnold Schönberg's rarely performed and entirely tonal Cello Concerto in D major, a „free transformation“ of a pre-classical harpsichord concerto by  Matthias Georg Monn. The Bruckner Orchestra Linz and their principal conductor Markus Poschner complement this work with the „Doric Music“ by Heinrich Kaminski and the epoch-making Symphony No.2 in Eb major by Franz Schmidt, two central works by resolute admirers of Bruckner, which carve their musical aesthetic out of tradition in a quite different way.


Heinrich Kaminski (1886–1946)

Dorische Musik for Orchestra (1934)

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

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

– Interval –

Franz Schmidt (1874–1939)

Symphony Nr. 2 in Eb major (1911–13)


Christoph Heesch | Cello

Bruckner Orchester Linz

Markus Poschner | Conductor