Herbstgold Hintergrund

Herbstgold 2023

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  • Event Zeit6:00 pm
  • Event LocationHaydnsaal
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Klaus Maria Brandauer, reading

Julian Rachlin, violin

Boris Brovtsyn, violin

Sarah McElravy, viola

Johannes Moser, cello

Ludwig van Beethoven: Heiligenstädter Testament

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13 in B flat Major, op. 130
(with Große Fuge op. 133)

'Oh you men who think or say that I am malevolent, stubborn, or misanthropic, how greatly do you wrong me.' In his so-called 'Heiligenstadt Testament' to his brothers in October 1802, Ludwig van Beethoven confesses his increasing loss of hearing, his thoughts of death and, in spite of it all, his will to continue devoting himself to art - even if he has to bid farewell to any hope of a cure, just as 'autumn leaves fall.' Nearly a quarter of a century later, he once again climbs a lonely compositional summit with his late string quartets, with which he radically transforms the genre, forcing together the old and the new: 'True art is obstinate, it cannot be forced into flattering forms', he once remarked in one of his conversation booklets. This is especially true of his opus 130, with its six movements and gigantic 'Great Fugue' - later published separately - as the finale. Theatre and film legend Klaus Maria Brandauer will lend Beethoven his unmistakable voice, and a hand-picked ensemble with the new Artistic Director of HERBSTGOLD, Julian Rachlin, on first violin will bring these powerful and sophisticated sounds to life.

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Event Datum


Sunday, 6:00 pm

Event Ort


Schloss Esterházy, Eisenstadt

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    IEUR 75.-
    IIEUR 61.-
    IIIEUR 48.-
    IVEUR 35.-
    VEUR 22,-
    • Event Zeit5:00 pm
    • Event LocationTerrasse Café Maskaron

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    Detailed programme and speakers to be announced

    The perfect festival requires art as well as discourse – ideally both profound and entertaining. That is why we invite our audiences to a series of talks with the featured musicians as well as leading scientists, politicians and journalists. The series is designed as a platform to reflect on the pressing issues of our times in addition to providing deeper insight into our programming and getting acquainted with the artists performing at HERBSTGOLD.

    • Event Zeit4:00 pm
    • Event LocationRestaurant Henrici

    Konzertdinner im Restaurant Henrici

    Stimmen Sie sich auf Ihr Konzert im Schloss Esterházy kulinarisch im gegenüberliegenden Restaurant Henrici ein!

    Schwarzbrottoast / Kürbisgemüse / gegrillter Rehschlögel / Rucola

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    Gegrilltes Hirschsteak / Grillgemüse / gefüllter Erdäpfel

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    Gegrillter Schokoladenkuchen / Vanilleeis / Karamellisierte Feigen


    1 Vöslauer Mineralwasser still oder prickelnd 0,33 Lt


    1/8 Esterhazy Wein [Der Prinz oder Blaufränkisch]


    ¼ Lt Apfelsaft naturtrüb, Orangensaft, Traubensaft oder Apfel-Weichsel-Saft


    1 Kaffee oder Tee nach Wahl

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