In succession to the progenitor of the German Lied Franz Schubert the genre of the song with piano accompaniment was cultivated by almost every composer, above and beyond the confines of the „musical feud“. Franz Liszt, the founder of the „progressive party“, wrote songs as did Richard Strauss, a „new German“ of the younger generation, and even Anton Bruckner left behind a dozen or so works of this kind. These can be heard in the programme of the young Swiss tenor Mauro Peter and his musical partner Helmut Deutsch as a counterweight to three works by „conservative“ friends of Brahms, whose songs have never before been performed in the Brucknerhaus.
Albert Dietrich was encouraged, supported and decisively influenced by Robert Schumann, who in 1853 called him one of the „highly promising artists of the modern era“ and dedicated one of his works to him, as did Brahms. Friedrich Gernsheim, a close friend of Brahms from 1868 onwards, was described thus in a biography by Karl Holl: „his mission was that of a masterly preserver and mediator of a personal stamp“. Brahms recognised a kindred spirit in Heinrich von Herzogenberg, the last of the three, whom he met for the first time in 1863/4: „We have taken the same path with the same serious intention“.
Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
Anton Bruckner (1824–1896)
Franz Liszt (1811–1886)
Albert Dietrich (1829–1908)
Heinrich von Herzogenberg (1843–1900)
Friedrich Gernsheim (1839–1916)
Richard Strauss (1864–1949)
Mauro Peter | Tenor
Helmut Deutsch | Piano
18:00 Uhr | Vernissage to the exhibition Bruckner kontrovers with works by Peter Androsch in the foyer of the Middle Hall and in the Middle Hall. The exhibition is open until the 8th of October. Admission is free.