About the Event
For an extraordinary evening of piano classics, visit the impressive Krypta Peterskirche in Vienna to hear the masterpieces of Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Schumann, Liszt and Ginastera.
The multiple winner of international piano prizes carefully spans an arc from Beethoven to Mozart to Schuman and others, to finally open up the depths of the Argentinean danzas to her audience in a native manner.
Walkiria is a master at captivating her audience with her expressive and at the same time powerful playing.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Perhaps the most important composer of all time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an Austrian composer of the late 18th century. Born in 1756 in Salzburg, he showed prodigious musical talent from childhood. Beginning at five years of age, he composed more than 600 works, including concertos, symphonies, religious works and operas before his premature death at the age of 35. Hi influence over successive generations cannot be overestated — Ludwig van Beethoven wrote of Mozart 'posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years”. Despite the immense success of his compositions, and the acclaim he received across Europe, Mozart achieved little financial security and rwas buried in an unmarked grave in Vienna's St Marx Cemetery.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven was a German pianist and composer of the late 18th century. He is well known as the most influential composers of all time as well as crucial figure to the Classical music scene. In fact, he demonstrated his musical talent at an early age, taking lessons from his father and composer/conductor Christian Gottlob Neefe. Later, he moved to Vienna where he gained the reputation of a virtuoso pianist by composing his popular masterpieces. He created his most admired works in his last 15 years of life, all the while being almost completely deaf.
Franz Liszt was a Hungarian composer, pianist and conductor of the 19th century Romantic era. He was well‐known for his prodigious virtuosic skill as a pianist all over Europe. In fact, he was one of the most prominent representatives of the New German School Neudeutsche Schule as a composer. Over the course of his career he created extensive and diverse bodies of works that influenced contemporaries and anticipated many 20th‐century ideas and trends. For instance, his most notable musical contributions were the invention of the symphonic poem, making radical departures in harmony and developing the concept of thematic transformation as part of his experiments in musical form.
Established as Austria's smallest opera and classical theatre, the performances at KRYPTA captivate with their intensity and high quality. Located deep beneath Vienna's St. Peter's Church, the intimate hall offers a personal experience like no other theatre.
At any time of the year, the KRYPTA is pleasantly tempered.
- Beethoven, Ludwig van – “Für Elise”, Klavierstück
- Beethoven, Ludwig van – Sonata opus 109 Nr. 30
- Schumann, Robert – Träumerei
- Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik KV 525
- Haydn, Joseph – Variationen in f‐Moll, J. Haydn (12‘)
- Liszt, Franz – Vallée D‘Obermann, F. Liszt (13‘)
- Ginastera, Alberto – Danzas Argentinas op.2