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Praised by Gramophone for its “unflawed beauty and opulence of tone”, the Arnold Schoenberg Choir is a revered Viennese institution and the celebrated conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s vocal ensemble of choice. The concert showcases selected works by Brahms, Schoenberg and Josef Suk, which drew inspiration from the folk traditions of Central Europe.

National Theatre Brno -
Arnold Schoenberg Choir

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Harnoncourt’s choir of choice
Viennese vocal ensemble par excellence
 
Praised by Gramophone for its “unflawed beauty and opulence of tone”, the Arnold Schoenberg Choir has been a revered Viennese institution since 1972. The ensemble’s remarkable collaboration with the legendary Nikolaus Harnoncourt was celebrated with numerous accolades, most notably a Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance in 2002 and an Echo Klassik Prize in 2010.

Led by founding artistic director Erwin Ortner, the concert showcases Brahms’s Liebeslieder Waltzer, a delightful potpourri tinged by the Ländler, a rustic forerunner of the Viennese Waltz. Steeped in his Bohemian roots, Suk’s idyllic opus was inspired by an anthology of Slavic folk songs. The programme also features Drei Volksliedsätze, a signature choral work by its namesake Arnold Schoenberg and Arvo Pärt’s Nunc dimittis, both drawing their inspirations from antique yet timeless choral traditions.

Approx 1 hr 15 mins
Repertoire
Artistic Director
Erwin Ortner

Schoenberg

Three Folksongs Arranged for Mixed Chorus A Cappella

Pärt
Nunc dimittis

Suk
Ten Songs, Op 15

Johann Nepomuk David
Excerpts from Zehn Volksliedsätze

Pärt
Virgencita

Brahms
Liebeslieder Waltzer, Op 52

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