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Grafenegg Festival: Tonkünstler‐Orchester, Fabien Gabel

Grafenegg, Transfer to Grafenegg from Vienna Musikverein, Ecke Bösendorferstraße/Canovagasse

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About the Event

Even though his official tenure as the Music Director of the Tonkunstler does not begin until the 25‐26 season, the Parisian conductor Fabien Gabel is already immersing the orchestra in the distinct stylistic elements of French music. One striking example of this is their performance of Paul Dukas's symphonic poem, "L'apprenti sorcier," inspired by Goethe's famous ballad "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." Gabel's approach embraces international artistic connections, demonstrating how different traditions can enrich each other.

Another remarkable piece showcased by Gabel and the Tonkunstler is Maurice Ravel's "Tzigane," featuring virtuoso violinist Renaud Capuçon. This composition exemplifies the fiery violin virtuosity of the Puszta region, intertwining with Ravel's unique French sensibilities. The symbiotic relationship between the soloist and the orchestra creates an unforgettable musical experience.

Furthermore, the Tonkunstler's rendition of Modest Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" provides a fresh perspective. Ravel's sensitive orchestral arrangement paints a vivid picture, capturing the essence of the original piano composition. It serves as a testament to Ravel's mastery of orchestration, showcasing the intricate artistry involved in translating a musical piece from one medium to another.

With Gabel's guidance, the Tonkunstler is already embracing the rich heritage of French music and exploring its interconnectedness with other musical traditions. These early performances foreshadow a promising future filled with captivating interpretations and artistic collaborations.

Practical Information

For clients who have booked inclusive bus transfer:

Departure Vienna Musikverein, corner Bösendorferstraße/Canovagasse: 180 minutes minutes before the concert begins

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

Journey time approx. 55 min


  • Paul Dukas – «L'apprenti sorcier» | «Der Zauberlehrling» Symphonische Dichtung
  • Maurice Ravel – Sonate für Violine (Orchestrierung: Yan Maresz)
  • Maurice Ravel – «Tzigane» Rhapsodie für Solo‐Violine und Orchester
  • Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky – 'Bilder einer Ausstellung' (Instrumentierung: Maurice Ravel)
Program is subject to change


Orchestra: Tonkünstler‐Orchester Niederösterreich

The Tonkünstler‐Orchester Niederösterreich is an Austrian orchestra based in Vienna and St. Pölten, Lower Austria.

Conductor: Fabien Gabel
Violin: Renaud Capuçon

A musician’s musician with a rare, virtuosic touch and a range that runs the gamut from impassioned to finely sensitive, Renaud Capuçon is one of today’s most sought after violinists. Born in Chambéry, France, Capuçon began his musical training at the age of 14 after enrolling at the prestigious Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris before moving to Germany to complete his studies under the direction of Thomas Brandis and Isaac Stern. Touring regularly as a recitalist, Capuçon is especially well known for his brilliant interpretations and recordings of Beethoven’s violin sonatas as well as collaborations with his brother, cellist Gautier Capuçon.


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