Alfred Schlee: Publisher and enabler of modern music


On the occasion of the 120th brithday of Alfred Schlee, Gertraud Cerha and Thomas Daniel Schlee, reminisce within the framework of a flashback conversation about the work of the many-sided music publisher. Numerous dedications, personal letters, compositions, and (sound) documents, which have been housed in the Archive of the Contemporaries (Archiv der Zeitgenossen), give testimony to Alfred Schlee’s close relationship to “his” composers. Afterwards, the Ernst Krenek Institute invites you to a concert that likewises takes place in the newly designed Salon Krenek (formerly the Ernst Krenek Forum). The exhibition “As a guest of Ernst Krenek (1900–1991)” can also be viewed.

on 25 November 2021
at 6.00 p.m.

at Salon Krenek
Minoritenplatz 4
3500 Krems/Stein


5 p.m.: Flashback Conversation
Thomas Daniel Schlee in conversation with Gertraud Cerha
Moderation: Martina Kalser-Gruber

Bread & Wine

7 p.m.: Concert with Stefan Neubauer, clarinet and Mathilde Hoursiangou, piano

Richard Rodney Bennet (*1936): Scena III for clarinet solo (1977)
Ernst Krenek (1900–1991): Rhapsody for Clarinet and Piano, op. 85A/f (1938/39)
Francis Burt (1926–2012): Duo for clarinet and piano, op. 7 (1954)
Harrison Birtwistle (*1934): Verses for clarinet and piano (1966)
Henri Pousseur (1929–2009): “Dicté par….” no. 2 (Anton Webern 1940). Variations per clarinetto e pianoforte (1981)
Friedrich Cerha (*1926): Eight Bagatelles for clarinet and piano (2009)
Thomas Daniel Schlee (*1957): Moments Amicaux for clarinet in A and piano, op. 50b (2000), nos. 1, 2 and 3

An event of Archiv der Zeitgenossen in cooperation with the Ernst Krenek Institute

Admission free. Registration is required.

Information and registration
Beatrix Vigne
+43 2732 893 2573

Please note the currently valid Covid-19 regulations. Admission to the event is possible only in compliance with the “3-G” rule.

Mathilde Hoursiangou piano

Mathilde Hoursiangou, piano

French pianist Mathilde Hoursiangou, who was born in Paris and trained there at the CNSM, has lived since the early 1990s in Vienna, where she participates intensively in musical events in all possible chamber music settings and as a soloist.

In addition to her occupation with Classical and Romantic chamber music literature and her passion for ancient keyboard instruments, a focus of her many-faceted repertoire is on early twentieth-century to contemporary music. Work with living composers as well as the discovery and introduction of less-known paths has always been an existential matter to her, which she has championed with conviction and enthusiasm.

Mathilde Hoursiangou has given the premieres or the Austrian first performances of numerous pieces, partly dedicated to her, which are documented by many CD recordings and radio broadcasts. She is a founding member of Ensemble Phace and a free member of Klangforum Vienna. She teaches at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, where she actively particpates in the latest pedagogical developments in the area of modern music in the curriculum, and is initiator, organizer, editor, and interpreter of the project Strings-Keys, 21 interior space studies for the other piano (2016–21). In 2021 she additionally founded the project input > piano, the goal of which is to provide impulses and to offer – by means of a multifaceted selection of new ways of thinking, perspective, listening, and writing for the instrument – short attractive pieces that perhaps help to bridge the gaps between pianists, composers, and audiences on the traditional concert circuit.


Stefan Neubauer clarinet

Stefan Neubauer, clarinet

Clarinetist Stefan Neubauer, who hails from Upper Austria, initially studied at the Bruckner Conservatory Linz with Karl Maria Kubizek and subsequently at the Vienna College of Music (today University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna) with Peter Schmidl and Johann Hindler.

He is engaged full-time as clarinetist in the stage orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, but additionally plays on a regular basis as guest clarinetist with the Vienna Philharmonic, the orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, and on the one hand as a chamber musician in the modern music scene – thus he is a member of the Ensemble Wiener Collage and of the ensemble des XX. jahrhunderts – and on the other hand as a member of the Philharmonia Schrammeln Wien (Viennese music) on the “Picksüßen Hölzl” (high G-clarinet).

Stefan Neubauer’s first solo CD “Solitary Changes” with solo pieces of the twentieth century was awarded the Ö1 Pasticcio Prize. From 2013–20 the clarinetist held a lectureship for clarinet at the Leonard Bernstein Institute of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, and additionally taught at the Japanese TOHO Academy in Vienna.

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