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Herbstgold 2024

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  • Event Zeit7:30 pm
  • Event LocationHaydnsaal
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John Malkovich
Julian Rachlin
Aleksey Igudesman
Sarah McElravy
Boris Andrianov
Hyung-ki Joo

“The Music Critic”

(Reading in English)

Works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Schumann, Debussy, Prokofiev, Ysaÿe, Kancheli, Piazzolla and Igudesman

John Malkovich, reader
Julian Rachlin, violin
Aleksey Igudesman, violin
Sarah McElravy, viola
Boris Andrianov, cello
Hyung-ki Joo, piano

Idea & Concept by Aleksey Igudesman

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, Antonín Dvořák, Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, Claude Debussy, Gija Kancheli, Ástor Piazzolla – and, of course, this dreadful Aleksey Igudesman: miserable underachievers, all of them!

John Malkovich takes a sip from his cup, enjoys a piece of apple strudel - and disapproves. Slipping into the role of music critic supreme, he pours scorn on the horrible music the composers above have inflicted on the world. With a sardonic smile, righteous anger, and the inexhaustible fervour of the know-it-all, he recites excerpts from the most exquisite eviscerations that composers have ever received, skewered by the most spiteful pens in the guild.

Of course, such nagging and grumbling, ranting and scathing can only take place in a coffee house. And the music in question is also performed. What more could one ask for?

Event Datum


Saturday, 7:30 pm

Event Ort


Schloss Esterházy, Eisenstadt

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    III€ 66,-
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    • Event Zeit6:00 pm
    • Event LocationEmpiresaal

    TALK AT 6 - "Beyond description"

    Heinz Sichrovsky, presentation


    Peter Jarolin, Journalist
    Carolin Pienkos, director
    Cornelius Obonya, actor and director
    Julian Rachlin, violonist, conductor and artistic director of HERBSTGOLD

    The ideal festival requires both art and discourse - thought provoking as well as entertaining. This is why we invite our audiences to a series of talks with the featured musicians as well as leading scientists politicians and members of the press. The series is designed as a platform to reflect on the pressing issues of our times in addition to providing deeper insight in our programming ideas and getting acquainted with the artists. Please note: this event will be in German only.

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