Saturday SAT 27 October 2018
Konzerthaus – Festivals – Wien Modern 31
Wien Modern 2018

Wien Modern 2018 © Philippe Petit, New York 1974, Foto: Jean-Louis Blandeau/Polaris

Wien Modern 30

28th October until 30th November 2018

Security in music, as Nikolaus Harnoncourt argued, always leads to a loss in beauty. Security and beauty are simply not compatible. It is the courage to take risks that really brings music to life: a breathtaking balancing act of virtuosity, of blind groping, of lines taut to breaking point, and lightning quick reactions – »an artist who wants to achieve the utmost has to go to the farthest edge of the abyss, to the brink of catastrophe, so to speak, and there is maximum beauty. We shouldn’t be rummaging around in comfort zones.« (Nikolaus Harnoncourt). Between 28. 10 and 30. 11. 2018, Wien Modern invites you to  series of exciting encounters with »unplayable« masterpieces and with the most diverse range of artists pushing the boundaries between freedom and control. From the opening concert with the Vienna Philharmonic and audacious solo recitals to the closing concert with the legendary London Jazz Composers Orchestra, from pioneers of aleatory music to a whole string of world premieres, this month in Vienna is guaranteed to be anything but boring – that is one thing you can be sure of ...



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