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 journey on the “Floating Artists’ Salon” will introduce the Second Symphony, which will be performed in the Steinbach Halle.