“Hausmusik” – the songs of early 20th century vienna from Art Song NSW

Art Song NSW’s next presentation is “Hausmusik” at 7.30 pm July 16th, behind which lies a most extraordinary tale. Imagine you moved into an apartment only to discover that it had been lived in by a world famous conductor who had an equally famous composer living next door. Their guests were amongst the musicians who defined early 20th century music! This is what soprano Sylvia Greenberg and her pianist husband David Aronsen, a coach at the Vienna State Opera, discovered when they moved into their 1902 residence at Theobaldgasse 7 in Vienna. Conductor Bruno Walter had occupied the apartment and Erik Korngold lived next door.  Zemlinsky, Mahler and Goldmark were regular visitors.

In “Hausmusik”, Greenberg and Aronson present the music created and performed in the place that they call home.

“As Greenberg and Aronson learned more about the history of Theobaldgasse 7, they set out on an adventure of musical sleuthery of the musicians who had lived or frequented there….the great Giacomo Puccini visited Theobaldgasse 7 at least three times in 1913, 1919, and 1921 at Julius Korngold’s invitation”. More about the house at: http://www.viennareview.net/story/02480-6-theobaldgasse-7

Hear Sylvia Greenberg at  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUXed7b-gRs&feature=related

Tickets $30/$20 includes refreshments. Tel 0411 110 889 Enquiries 0439 892 508

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