WIENER GLASHARMONIKA DUO

Christa und Gerald Schönfeldinger

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Pure Art – Illuminating Sound

 

Christa Schönfeldinger – glass armonica

Gerald Schönfeldinger – verrophone

 

The story begins around 1760 in London. Benjamin Franklin invents a magical instrument and calls it the glass armonica.

His new “glass machine” is euphorically celebrated in the concert halls of Europe and goes on to play

an indispensible role in European musical culture.

Mozart paid homage to the glass armonica in his final piece of chamber music; Haydn, Salieri and many others also composed works for this unique instrument. In 1835, Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Lucia di Lammermoor has its premiere. Donizetti had originally planned to have the glass armonica accompany the heroine’s “mad scenes”, but no musicians to play the instrument could be found. The glass armonica’s splendid age was slowly drawing to a close. Only Richard Strauss remembered this musical treasure. In 1919, he featured the glass armonica in his opera Die Frau ohne Schatten.

Fortunately in the 21st century, the glass armonica is dazzling once again.

Whether in the Royal Albert Hall in London, in Vienna’s Musikverein and Staatsoper, at the Salzburg Festival, in the Konzerthaus Berlin, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg or Kennedy Center Washington, the glass armonica is making a comeback in the world’s concert halls and opera houses.

 

This Renaissance of the glass armonica is closely linked to the artistic career of the Viennese Glass Armonica Duo. Since 25 years Christa and Gerald have been striving intensively to ensure that music from singing glass has returned for good.

Whether performing in the Royal Albert Hall London, Wiener Musikverein, Konzerthaus Berlin, playing at Salzburger Festpiele,

 Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Suntory Hall Tokyo, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg or Kennedy Center Washington,

their playing on glass is enthraling, fascinating and deeply touching.

 
 
calendar

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26. Februar 2018, 20:00        

Tonhalle Düsseldorf

Jörg Widmann, Armonika

Düsseldorfer Symphoniker / Axel Kober

https://www.tonhalle.de

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25. Februar 2018, 17:00      

Deutsches Glasmalerei Museum Linnich

52441 Linnich

http://www.glasmalerei-museum.de/

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25. Februar 2018, 11:00        

Tonhalle Düsseldorf

Jörg Widmann, Armonika

Düsseldorfer Symphoniker / Axel Kober

https://www.tonhalle.de

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23. Februar 2018, 20:00        

Tonhalle Düsseldorf

Jörg Widmann, Armonika

Düsseldorfer Symphoniker / Axel Kober

https://www.tonhalle.de

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17. Februar 2018, 18:30        

Musiktheater Linz

Frau ohne Schatten, Richard Strauss

Bruckner Orchester Linz / Markus Poschner

www.landestheater-linz.at

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30. Jänner 2018, 17:00        

Budapest, Palast der Künste

Frau ohne Schatten, Richard Strauss

Péter Halász

http://www.opera.hu

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13. Jänner 2018, 17:00        

Musiktheater Linz

Frau ohne Schatten, Richard Strauss

Bruckner Orchester Linz / Markus Poschner

www.landestheater-linz.at

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9. Jänner 2018, 18:30        

Musiktheater Linz

Frau ohne Schatten, Richard Strauss

Bruckner Orchester Linz / Markus Poschner

www.landestheater-linz.at

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6. Jänner 2018, 18:00       

Bytom, Opera Śląska

Polen

 

http://www.opera-slaska.pl/

 

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15. Dezember 2017, 18:30        

Musiktheater Linz

Frau ohne Schatten, Richard Strauss

Bruckner Orchester Linz / Markus Poschner

www.landestheater-linz.at

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7 . Dezember 2017, 17:00  und  20:00

Orgelbauerhaus Eisenstadt

Sternenglanz

www.haydnfestival.at

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28. November 2017, 19:00

Konzerthaus Klagenfurt, Mozartsaal

www.mozartgemeinde.at

www.konzerthaus-klagenfurt.at

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22. November 2017, 18:30        

Musiktheater Linz

Frau ohne Schatten, Richard Strauss

Bruckner Orchester Linz / Markus Poschner

www.landestheater-linz.at

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15. November 2017, 18:30        

Musiktheater Linz

Frau ohne Schatten, Richard Strauss

Bruckner Orchester Linz / Markus Poschner

www.landestheater-linz.at

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11. November 2017, 18:30        

Musiktheater Linz

Frau ohne Schatten, Richard Strauss

Bruckner Orchester Linz / Markus Poschner

www.landestheater-linz.at

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28. Oktober 2017, 18:30        

Musiktheater Linz

Frau ohne Schatten, Richard Strauss

Bruckner Orchester Linz / Markus Poschner

www.landestheater-linz.at

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16. Oktober 2017, 18:30        

Musiktheater Linz

Frau ohne Schatten, Richard Strauss

Bruckner Orchester Linz / Markus Poschner

www.landestheater-linz.at

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11. Oktober 2017, 18:30        

Musiktheater Linz

Frau ohne Schatten, Richard Strauss

Bruckner Orchester Linz / Markus Poschner

www.landestheater-linz.at

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8. Oktober 2017, 18:30        

Musiktheater Linz

Frau ohne Schatten, Richard Strauss

Bruckner Orchester Linz / Markus Poschner

www.landestheater-linz.at

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4. Oktober 2017, 18:30        

Musiktheater Linz

Frau ohne Schatten, Richard Strauss

Bruckner Orchester Linz / Markus Poschner

www.landestheater-linz.at

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30. September 2017, Premiere 18:30        

Musiktheater Linz

Frau ohne Schatten, Richard Strauss

Bruckner Orchester Linz / Markus Poschner

www.landestheater-linz.at

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23. Juli 2017, 19:00 

15. RUK-Internationales Orgelkammermusikfestival Faak/See

 

www.facebook.com/rukfaak/

 

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21. Juli 2017, 21:00 

63. Split Summer Festival

 

Diokletian Palast

 

www.splitsko-ljeto.hr

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5. Juli 2017,17:00 Uhr

Opernfestspiele München

 

Frau ohne Schatten, Richard Strauss

Bayrisches Staatsorchester / Kirill Petrenko

Bayrische Staatsoper

München

www.staatsoper.de

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2. Juli 2017,17:00 Uhr

Opernfestspiele München

 

Frau ohne Schatten, Richard Strauss

Bayrisches Staatsorchester / Kirill Petrenko

Bayrische Staatsoper

München

www.staatsoper.de

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25. Juni 2017,16:00

25. Stelzenfestspiele bei Reuth

Stelzen, Thüringen

Deutschland

www.stelzenfestspiele.de

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22. Juni 2017,19:30

27. Mozart Festival Warschau

Łazienki-Palast

Warschau, Polen

www.warsawnow.pl

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19. Juni 2017,19:30

27. Mozart Festival Warschau

Łazienki-Palast

Warschau

www.warsawnow.pl

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15. Juni 2017,16:00 Uhr

Kneipp - Aktiv -Tage

Eröffnung

Pischelsdorf, Steiermark

www.kneipp-aktiv-park.at

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26. Mai 2017, 23:00

Klangfrühling

Burg Schlaining

Burgenland

www.klangfruehling.at

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22. Mai 2017, 11:00

Heiligenkreuzerhof

1010 Wien

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9. Mai 2017, 19:00

Schloss Porcia

Spital / Drau

www.spittal-drau.at

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4. April 2017, 19:00

Barockpavillion Guntramsdorf

Österreich

www.guntramsdorf.at

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17. Februar 2017, 19:00 Uhr

 

Ensemble Geneamus

W. A. Mozart,

Adagio und Rondo für Glasharmonika, Flöte, Oboe, Bratsche und Cello  KV 617

Franz-Liszt Musikakademie Budapest

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7. Februar 2017, 20:00

Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim

Jörg Widmann: Armonica

Konzerthaus Berlin

www.staatskapelle-berlin.de

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6. Februar 2017, 20:00 Uhr  

 

Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim

Jörg Widmann: Armonica

Philharmonie Berlin

 

www.staatskapelle-berlin.de

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13. Jänner 2017, 20:00  

ELBPHILHARMONIE OPENING     

Hamburger Philharmonic State Orchester / Kent Nagano

Jörg Widmann: Arche UA

www.elbphilharmonie.de