FLORIAN BOESCH – New Album "Alles wieder gut!" with Musicbanda Franui
FLORIAN BOESCH – New Album "Alles wieder gut!" with Musicbanda Franui

Alles wieder gut! All is well again – that is the title of the new album by Musicbanda Franui and Florian Boesch, scheduled for release on October 23 and featuring Franui’s very own arrangements of Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, excerpts from Robert Schumann’s Liederkreis Op. 39, and of course songs by Franz Schubert.

THOMAS QUASTHOFF presents his new programme "FOR YOU!"
THOMAS QUASTHOFF presents his new programme "FOR YOU!"

Thomas Quasthoff - the “man with the most beautiful voice in the world,” as Der Stern once called him, presents his new jazz-programme "FOR YOU!" together with Simon Oslender, Dieter Ilg and Wolfgang Haffner at the Brucknerhaus Linz!

SABINE DEVIEILHE - new album "Chanson d'Amour" at Warner Classics
SABINE DEVIEILHE - new album "Chanson d'Amour" at Warner Classics

Sabine Devieilhe and Alexandre Tharaud, united by the same passion for French music, find themselves on "Chanson d’amour", a new album dedicated to French melody.


Starting in September, music lovers can look forward to a new and extraordinary concert series featuring star tenor Michael Schade: under the title “Michael Schades”, he takes his audience on a resounding journey through Lower Austria. The central focus of the four-part series, however, is not so much its initiator, but rather young musicians and artists.

BEETHOVEN'S IX. SYMPHONY - new release by Harmonia Mundi
BEETHOVEN'S IX. SYMPHONY - new release by Harmonia Mundi

"Freude!" Under the baton of Pablo Heras-Casado, the Freiburger Barockorchester, the Zürcher Singakademie and the soloists Christiane Karg, Sophie Harmsen, Werner Güra and Florian Boesch offer us a profoundly renewed vision of Beethoven's 9th Symphony.

We Create Culture ...BEHIND THE SCENES!
We Create Culture ...BEHIND THE SCENES!

In (corona) crisis mode: Austrian artist management agencies in the classical music business

Teaserbild The sum of our qualities is our quality!<

The sum of our qualities is our quality!

The name Machreich stands not only for an invitation to active music-making and the economic success resulting from it. The agency’s founder and her colleagues dedicate themselves first and foremost to the unique artistic development of each of their singers. In an atmosphere of mutual trust and personal connection, individual projects can be conceived and inspiring constellations initiated. Intuition and discretion are the highest precepts for the work of a highly qualified team, which engages in its work with heart and mind.

Machreich Artists Management

“Art is not, after all, a pretty add-on – it is the umbilical cord which connects us to the divine; it guarantees our identity as humans.”
(Nikolaus Harnoncourt)


Sabine Devieilhe, soprano
Alexandre Tharaud, piano

DEBUSSY Nuit d’étoiles, Romance, Romance d’Ariel, Apparition, Ariettes oubliées
POULENC Deux poèmes de Louis Aragon, Banalités
FAURÉ Après un rêve, Notre amour, Au bord de l’eau, Les Berceaux
RAVEL Chanson française, Trois beaux oiseaux du paradis, Sur l’herbe, Manteau de fleurs, Cinq mélodies populaires grecques


Musicbanda FRANUI
Florian Boesch, bassbaritone
Jonas Dahlberg, video

What happens if a ten-piece ensemble from the Austrian mountains, that has made its name with interpretations of Schubert-, Schumann-, Brahms-, and Mahler Songs, shares the stage with one of the most distinguished Lieder-singers of our time and backed up by one of the more exciting video artists of his generation? A new kind of Liederabend is born. Up front and center: Florian Boesch – internationally celebrated baritone, a strong character of solid Viennese rearing. Surrounded by Musicbanda Franui, who are tackling the 19th century genre of art song with their assortment of instruments, which ranges from folk harp and dulcimer to zither, violins, double bass, accordion and plenty of brass. For all this, the well-regarded Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg has created a novel set and space for the musicians. What have we got here? A bedroom in black and white? A freeze-frame? The audience eventually realizes that something isn’t right. The disalignment is subtle at first; the opacification creeps in; distortions – imperceptible at first – become notable.

The backrest of a chair – facing the audience – melts away slowly. The beside-lamp, the bookshelf, the duvet, the bedframe – everything dematerializes. The room, perfectly familiar, melts away before our eyes – until there is nothing left but the walls. All awhile, the audience is listening to someone who sings about life, love, and loss. On top of the world one minute, in the depths of despair the next. Everyone is facing their own mortality. And in the end, just like in Gustav Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer, “Just when I didn’t know what life might bring / Everything and all was well ag’in!”


Paul Abraham: Märchen im Grand-Hotel

Narea Son, Infantin Isabella
Ida Aldrian, Marylou | Countess
Peter Galliard, Prinz | Barry
Nicholas Mogg, Albert | Grand Duke | Dryser
Martin Summer, Macintosh | Chamoix
Hiroshi Amako, Vocal quartet 1 
David Minseok Kang, Vocal quartet 2
Seungwoo Simon Yang, Vocal quartet 3
Hubert Kowalczyk, Vocal quartet 4

Georgiy Dubko, Musical Direction and Piano I
Johannes Harneit, Piano II
Sascha-Alexander Todtner, Director and Costume Design
Christoph Fischer, Set Design and Costume Design
Johannes Blum, Dramaturgy


Erdal Yildiz, Bassa Selim
Nikola Hillebrand, Konstanze
Katerina von Bennigsen, Blonde
Matthew Newlin, Belmonte
Manuel Günther, Pedrillo
Michael Hauenstein, Osmin

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
Alessandro De Marchi, Conductor

Gunda Mapache, Idea and staging
Claudia Damm, Jula Reindell, Costumes
Silvio Bäßler, Light
Cornelius Volke, Chorus Master
Biana Heitzer, Dramaturge


Paul Hindemith Chamber Music op. 24/1 for small orchestra
Gustav Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer
Franz Schubert: Symphony Nr. 5 in B-major D 485

Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg
Julian Prégardien, tenor
Kent Nagano, conductor


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Così fan tutte KV 588

Christiane Karg, Fiordiligi
Angela Brower, Dorabella
Andrè Schuen, Guglielmo
Ioan Hotea, Ferrando
Tara Erraught, Despina
Edwin Crossley-Mercer, Don Alfonso

Antonello Manacorda, conductor
Dieter Dorn, stage director
Jürgen Rose, stage and costumes
Max Keller, light designer
Stellario Fagone, choir