I talked to the neighbour. It is his last year at the university. He is very bright and very much into hospitality business (that’s his degree, which I am sure will be with distinction when the time comes next year). “What are you doing this weekend?”, – he asks.
“Oh, do you know Hugo…” – I start.
“Of course!” He looks at me with disbelief. “The number one cocktail last year. Still popular”
After a bit of confused silence: “That friend of your husband who…” (Sorry, Hugo, if you are reading this. Some sentences better left unfinished. You know the boy ).
Hugo Wolf is another Austrian composer who is not necessarily totally forgotten but is not really known today either. He was famous for his revolutionary use of tonality to underline meaning. One of his most famous works is “Italian Serenade”.
What we are going to on the 15th of October is the concert at Burg Perchtoldsdorf. The title is “Hugo-Wolf-Serenade”. Matthias Fletzberger on piano. And Andreas Schager – wonderful voice.
This is the 10th Festival. This year it runs from the 20th of August until the 27th of August. Like most Austrian musical festival, it is very reasonable priced. If you book all seven days it will cost you 200 Euros. It is technically in Vienna, so the question “What to do” will never pop up.
The programme is rather interesting:
Kammermusikfestival Schloss Laudon Konzertprogramm 2016