Erwin Ortner, Artistic Director of the Arnold Schoenberg Choir, takes listeners outside the reaches of the Czech lands, through the Austro-Hungarian Empire and beyond to discover the turnof- the-century choral compositions. Along the way, meet Czech composer Josef Suk, son-in-law of Antonín Dvořák, and his contemporary Arnold Schoenberg, son of a Czech immigrant to the Austro-Hungarian capital of Vienna. Learn about the folk roots of works by other Austrian composers, such as Johannes Brahms’s Ländler-inspired Love Song Waltzes or master of counterpoint Johann Nepomuk David’s popular German-language cycle Ten Folksongs.
Speaker: Erwin Ortner (Artistic Director, Arnold Schoenberg Choir)
Broadcast Date: 22 Feb 2021 (Mon) - 30 Jun 2021 (Wed)
Running time: 10 mins
Language: In German with Chinese & English subtitles
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