Markus Poschner © Kaupo Kikkas
Fr 22. Mar 24
19:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz
Markus Poschner &
Orchester Linz
past event
past event

Celebratory concert to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Brucknerhaus Linz

Exactly 50 years after its opening, the Brucknerhaus Linz is celebrating half a century of its existence with a grand musical celebration. As in 1974, the Bruckner Orchestra Linz and its chief conductor will give a concert on the evening before the ceremony, with a world premiere and two works with a connection to Linz on the programme.

Under the direction of Markus Poschner, the five pieces for orchestra entitled LETTERS by the Linz composer Rudolf Jungwirth will be performed for the first time, followed by two "Linz Symphonies": Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 in F major, on the autograph score of which the composer noted "Sinfonia Lintz im Monath October 1812", and, how could it be otherwise, Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 1 in C minor in the version of its Linz premiere, which took place on 9 May 1868 in the Redoutensaal, a hall measuring just 220 m². As his biographers August Göllerich and Max Auer report, Bruckner was clearly anything but satisfied with the result at the time: "The orchestration of the orchestra - 6 primary violins, 3 violas, 3 cellos and 3 basses - was completely inadequate for the work despite the single wind section, and the hall proved to be far too small for the powerful sound waves."

On the stage of the Great Hall in the Brucknerhaus Linz, which at 200 square metres is almost as large as the entire Redoutensaal, there is enough space for an orchestra more than twice the size and the sound can unfold unhindered. It is safe to assume that the size and acoustics of this architecturally masterful hall would also have delighted Bruckner.

 A live recording of the concert can be heard on 22 March 2024 on Ö1 in the series Das Ö1 Konzert live.


Rudolf Jungwirth (* 1955)
LETTERS. Five pieces for orchestra (2023-24) [world premiere].

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Symphony No. 8 in F major, op. 93 (1812-13)

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Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, WAB 101 (1865-66) "Linzer Fassung“


Bruckner Orchester Linz

Markus Poschner | conductor