Everything already composed away

Mahler and Gulda in Steinbach

Opening of the Salon Gulda, a Gustav Mahler journey on the “Floating Artist Salon” and concert with Mahler’s impressive Second Symphony.

Subject to change
Philharmonie Salzburg unter Dirigentin Lisi Fuchs
© Franz Neumayr

Salzburg Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Elisabeth Fuchs, Choir of the Salzburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Ursula Langmayr (soprano solo), Christa Ratzenböck (alto solo), Emilian Schmid (cello), and many more. (artists)
Municipality of Steinbach am Attersee, Salzburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Hotel Föttinger, Attersee-Attergau Tourism Association (cooperation partners)
Wolfgang Schlag (curator)

Christian Haselmayr (Head of Programme Music, Youth Community Building)

Thanks to: Land Salzburg, Attersee Schifffahrt – Stern Schifffahrt GmbH

May / Juni 2024

About the project

Gustav Mahler’s second symphony “Resurrection” was intended to go beyond any known format and deal with the great questions of meaning. Also known as the “Resurrection Symphony”, its overwhelming sonority allows us to understand the composer’s existential struggle. In the first part of the concert on 1 June, the exceptional young talent Emilian Schmid will play Friedrich Gulda’s Cello Concerto. The piano virtuoso and composer Gulda, who spent many summers at the Attersee, will be honoured on 15 May with the opening of the new Salon Gulda at the Hotel Föttinger – a lively music space for young pianists. On 29 May, a Gustav Mahler voyage on the “Floating Artists’ Salon” with experts will introduce the second symphony, which will be performed as an orchestral concert with choir in the Steinbach Hall.