Concilium musicum Wien

The ensemble Concilium musicum Wien was founded in 1982 by Paul and Christoph Angerer with the aim to perform music of the 18th century in the manner in which it was performed in its time. Over the course of its existence the ensemble's repertoire has expanded in scope and range, reaching from baroque music to dance music of the 19th century. Rare manuscripts from the archives are made to resound again: works by neglected, and in some cases forgotten composers are performed again and not so well-known works by great classical masters are brought back to light. The ensemble plays on valuable original period instruments.

The Concilium musicum Wien has already had successes with concerts throughout most of the world having performed in large cities and small towns, in fortresses and castles, in cloisters and churches and at international festivals. In the past years the Concilium musicum Wien has performed over 2300 times in over 500 cities: from L'Aquila to Zurich, from Bayeux to Xian. In Vienna the Concilium musicum Wien has performed at over 53 different venues. They have played more than 540 works by 240 different composers, including 125 works by Joseph Haydn, 50 by Johann Michael Haydn and 100 by Wolfgang Amadé Mozart.

Productions of special importance and success include the world premiere of Christoph Willibald Gluck's opera, "La Corona", on the occasion of the "International Gluck Congress" at Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace; concerts with "Austrian Church Music" at the Festivals "Prague Spring" and the Music Festival Dresden; the performance of Joseph Haydn's oratorio "The Seven Last Words of the Redeemer on the Cross" in a version for chorus and orchestra at the place of its original premiere, Cadiz, Spain; a performance and the first recording of Joseph Haydn's cantata "Applausus"; the performance of the oratorio "The Prodigal Son" by Gregor Joseph Werner on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of his birth; concert series for the "Jeunesse musicale" of Vienna at the Wiener Musikverein; concerts at the international Haydn Festival of Eisenstadt; a concert at the Carnegie Hall in New York; a concert tour in China and South East Asia lasting five weeks; concerts in Libya as the first European ensemble which has ever performed there; the CD and TV recording of a Christmas Concert with the Mexican Tenor Ramón Vargas; "Musical Cruises" on the rivers Danube (Donau), Vlatava (Moldau) and Elbe; concerts at the renowned Mozart Festivals in Würzburg and Chemnitz (Germany); a concert at the Royal Palace in Stockholm; an orchestra concert with "Viennese Dance Music from Haydn to Ziehrer" at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig; a CD production and orchestra concert with music by the Strauss Family in the Golden Hall of the Wiener Musikverein to celebrate the International Philatelist's Stamp Exhibition 2000 in Vienna and an orchestra concert at the Wiener Konzerthaus.

The Concilium musicum Wien's repertoire has been documented on numerous CD recordings as well as radio and TV productions. The complete recording of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's church sonatas won the Mozart Interpretation Prize "Flötenuhr" which the ensemble was awarded by the Mozart Society and the City of Vienna.

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