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Grafenegg Festival: Gstaad Festival Orchestra, Jaap van Zweden

Grafenegg, Grafenegg Wolkenturm — Wolkenturm Open Air

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$ 156

About the Event

Anton Bruckner's Seventh Symphony marks a significant turning point in his career, finally realizing the breakthrough he had long sought. This symphony, with its unique and inherently lyrical nature, concludes triumphantly in the radiant key of E major. However, its centerpiece lies in the profound C‐sharp minor Adagio, a deeply moving funeral music that escalates into a grand climax before seamlessly transitioning into a sublime epitaph for the recently deceased Richard Wagner.

In contrast, Felix Mendelssohn's iconic Violin Concerto expresses intense emotions in a more condensed manner. Passion, virtuosity, and melodic beauty permeate this composition, culminating in a jubilant and whimsical finale. Janine Jansen's interpretation of this masterpiece, accompanied by the Gstaad Festival Orchestra led by Jaap van Zweden, ensures that this beloved concerto remains a perennial favorite among audiences.

Practical Information

For clients who have booked inclusive bus transfer:

Departure Vienna Musikverein, corner Bösendorferstraße/Canovagasse: 270 minutes before the concert begins

Return from Grafenegg: approx. 15 minutes after the end of the concert

Journey time approx. 55 min


  • Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy – Konzert für Violine und Orchester in e‐Moll op.64
  • Anton Bruckner – Symphonie Nr. 7 E‐Dur
Program is subject to change


Conductor: Jaap van Zweden
Violin: Janine Jansen

Born into a musical family, Dutch violinist Janine Jansen began the study of the music at the tender age of 6. She is internationally recognized today as a top violinist, and a truly exciting and versatile artist.

Ms. Jansen performed her London debut in November of 2002 with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Vladimir Ashkenazy. This was quickly followed by further invitations from many of the world’s most prestigious orchestras. She has recorded both chamber and solo concerts to great acclaim. When performing live Ms Jansen is known to be sometimes rather adventurous with emphasis on emotional accents. Ms. Jansen Jansen currently performs on the 1727 Stradivari 'Barrere' violin.

Orchestra: Gstaad Festival Orchestra


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