Concert „Homage to Ernst Krenek“
Concert with guitarist Armin Egger, curated by composer Gabriele Proy
Introduction by Gerold W. Gruber (Exilarte Zentrum der mdw – University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna)
The centerpiece of this evening is the premiere of the new composition "Homage to Ernst Krenek" by Gabriele Proy, which was sponsored by a composition grant from the City of Vienna for 2021. Guitarist Armin Egger will additionally present guitar solo works by Ernst Krenek, Caspar Joseph Mertz, Joseph Horovitz, and Ferdinand Rebay.
Gabriele Proy on the „Homage to Ernst Krenek“
“Multifaceted and diverse, like Ernst Krenek – we look forward to your homage,” wrote manager Alethea Neubauer in the CD she gave me of Krenek’s piano works recorded by Stanislav Khristenko. A wonderful CD gift from the Ernst Krenek Institute and at the same time a motivation for me as composer of the yet to be written “Homage to Ernst Krenek,” in which I make reference to his “Suite for Guitar alone, op. 164.”
Beginning with a motif that I developed out of the name of the composer to be honored, and which weaves its way through my entire homage, rhythmic and motivic references to the only work Krenek wrote for the guitar are to be found in my new solo work for guitar.
Krenek’s short story "The Three Overcoats of Anton K." plays a special role in the dramaturgical structure of my new composition: the uncertainty, the difficulties of the emigration, and the new beginning in exile.
Current global political events in the second year of the pandemic remind us every day that life, as we are accustomed to, is transient.
Gabriele Proy, Baden in November 2021
Thursday, 24 March 2022
at 7 p.m.
at the Salon Krenek
Caspar Joseph Mertz (1806–1856): Elegy
Joseph Horovitz (b. 1926): Ghetto Song
Gabriele Proy (b. 1965): Azurit
Ernst Krenek (1900–1991): Suite for Guitar alone, op. 164
Gabriele Proy (b. 1965): Homage to Ernst Krenek (premiere; composition grant of the City of Vienna 2021)
Ferdinand Rebay (1880–1953): Variations on Brahms’s Lullaby
Reserve your seat via E-Mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at +43 / 2732 / 71 570
Please observe the latest valid Covid-19 regulations.