18 June 2017

There's Music in the Air in Vienna (3,995 km)

(Vienna, 13.06.2017 - 15.06.2017) There's music in the air in Vienna, magnificent music performed by the Wiener Symphoniker under the direction of Ben Gernon as the opening concert to the Summer of Movement at the MQ on June 14, 2017.

It was a great opportunity to meet Dietmar Friesenegger at AN-DO on Yppenplatz. I love this cafe-filled-square found at the end of the Brunnenmarkt in Vienna’s 16th district for it’s rough and ready, multicultural vibe.

Dietmar's report on his discovery, edition and performance of the "Cantata for the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Eastern Orthodox High School at Czernowitz" and further cantatas composed by Eusebius Mandyczewski from Czernowitz, was both thrilling and inspiring at the same time.

Cornell University Department of Music: "Dietmar is currently working on his dissertation entitled 'Music and Civic Identity in Multicultural Habsburg Czernowitz 1862-1918.' His research interests include the musical culture of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the Turn-of-the-Century; aesthetics and performance practice in late-nineteenth century music; the musical migration from Central Europe in the 1930s and its impact on American culture; the impact of the Cold War on musicological discourse."

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