Jean Ziegler © Bertelsmann Verlag
Su 11 Sep 22
10:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz
Opening Ceremony
past event
past event

Time and again throughout his life Anton Bruckner had to make concessions and undertake major revisions of his works, since the symphonies in particular ran counter to the prevailing musical tastes of his contemporaries. His former student Ferdinand Löwe even found it necessary to make cuts and temper some of the dissonances in the unfinished Symphony No. 9 in D minor when he conducted the first performance of the work in 1903, long after Bruckner's death. The surviving  sources of Bruckner's finale give us at least a taste of how far outside the compositional tradition, how radical this might have been. The concert programme for the opening ceremony contains these rarely performed fragments and in works by Olivier Messiaen, Krzysztof Penderecki, György Kurtág and Klaus Lang shows the importance of Bruckner as a benchmark for the music of the 20th century, a point of reference that remains significant to this day. The Austrian Youth Symphony Orchestra is conducted by the young, prize-winning conductor and composer Oscar Jockel. He is an assistant conductor with the French ensemble intercontemporain, since December 2021 assistant to Kirill Petrenko, and from the 2022/23 season will hold a scholarship at the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.


Klaus Lang (* 1971)

A New Work for Orchestra (2022) (First performance]

György Kurtág (* 1926)

Stele for full Orchestra, op. 33 (1993–94)

Krzysztof Penderecki (1933–2020)

Als Jakob erwachte aus dem Schlaf, sah er, daß Gott dagewesen war. Er hat es aber nicht bemerkt for Orchestra(1974)

(Jacob woke from his sleep and said: Truly the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it)

Olivier Messiaen (1908–1992)

Les Offrandes oubliées. Symphonic Meditation for Orchestra.

Anton Bruckner (1824–1896)

Excerpts from the fragmentary Final Movement of the Symphony Nr. 9 in D minor, WAB 109 (1895–96)


Jean Ziegler | Keynote speaker

V.I.P. – Voices in Progress
Upper Austrian Youth Choir
Upper Austrian Youth Symphony Orchestra
Oscar Jockel | Conductor

Martin Traxl I Moderator