From the Archiv to the stage - Presentation of the Ernst Krenek Edition


Ernst Krenek is known today mainly as the composer of the interwar opera hit "Jonny spielt auf" and for his song cycle "Reisebuch aus den österreichischen Alpen". Of Krenek's approximately 250 other compositions, many have remained unpublished for various reasons. Often preserved only as manuscripts, they remain hidden from the public in archives.

To enable these works to find their way onto the stage, the Ernst Krenek Institute will make them accessible to artistic and scholarly interests in a new edition series as open access publications. The Ernst Krenek Edition will be launched with the "String Quartet No. 4", op. 24 and the "Trio Fantasy", op. 63, both compositions that were only performed after they were written and then fell into oblivion for a long time for various reasons. During the presentation, the Minetti Quartet and Christopher Hinterhuber will perform the two newly published works, some parts will be heard for the first time since the 1920s.


Thursday, 17 November 2022
at 5:00 pm

Loos Rooms of the Vienna Library
Bartensteingasse 9, 1st floor
1010 Vienna

Admission is free.

Reservation at the Wienbibliothek


Welcoming speeches

Thomas Aigner, Musicologist
Wienbibliothek im Rathaus

Ernst Kovacic, Chairman of the Board of the Ernst Krenek Institute Private Foundation


Nils Grosch, General Editor
Universität Salzburg, Member of the Board of the Ernst Krenek Institute Private Foundation

Clemens Zoidl, Editor
Ernst Krenek Institute Private Foundation


Ernst Krenek: String Quartet No. 4, op. 24 (1924)

Ernst Krenek: Trio Fantasy, op. 63 (1929)


In cooperation with Wienbibliothek im Rathaus

Minetti Quartet

Minetti Quartet

Maria Ehmer, Violin

Anna Knopp, Violin

Milan Milojicic, Viola

Leonhard Roczek, Violoncello
Christopher Hinterhuber

Christopher Hinterhuber, piano
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