Archive: Carmina Austriaca

Grafenegg Wolkenturm Wolkenturm


  • Regine Hangler, soprano
  • Katrin Wundsam, mezzosoprano
  • Kurt Streit, tenor
  • Peter Rose, bass
  • Wiener Sängerknaben, choir
  • Slowakischer Philharmonischer Chor, choir
  • Michael Schonwandt, conductor


«Carmina Austriaca - The Middle Ages in Austria» Medieval music from Austria. Cantata by Michael Korth and Gerald Wirth

The Middle Ages in Austria: Minstrels in love, bawdy peasant ballads and lusty drinking songs – all wrapped in archaic rhythms, lyrical longing and a pulsating thirst for life. In the world premiere of their staged cantata, «Carmina Austriaca», Gerald Wirth and Michael Korth present the era of monks, wine and minstrels in Austria. What was once heard in forts and castles now rings out from the Wolkenturm: music by the oldest Germanspeaking minstrel, Kürenberger, songs by Walther von der Vogelweide and selections from «Carmina Burana». A gallop across the earth and through heaven and hell.


«Carmina Austriaca» is a commissioned work by the federal state of Lower Austria.

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