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All concerts and events before 2008 that are registrated on the Marx website

(Many song recitals from 2007 could not be included for lack of time;
my apologies to all concerned promoters and artists!)


Orchestral and choral works and informative events:

February 28th 2011 and March 1st 2011: The Austrian pianist Markus Schirmer will perform Marx's piano concerto "Castelli Romani" in Graz, Austria (promoter: Musikverein für Steiermark).

Spring 2009: On the recommendation of Berkant Haydin and the soprano Angela Maria Blasi, the conductor Zubin Mehta, the Vienna Philharmonic and Ms. Blasi will perform Orchestral Songs by Joseph Marx on February 18th, 2009 in Vienna (Musikverein), February 28th, 2009 in New York (Carnegie Hall) and March 3rd 2009 in Los Angeles (Disney Hall). The program will include orchestral songs by Hugo Wolf and Franz Schubert.

December 7th, 2008: On the recommendation of Berkant Haydin, the conductor Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra will perform the Herbstsymphonie (Autumn Symphony) at the Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York.

17.07.2008: The orchestral song cycle "Verklärtes Jahr" for medium voice and orchestra was performed during the AIMS Festival at the Stefaniensaal, Graz/Austria. The AIMS Festival Orchestra was conducted by Alexander Kalajdzic.
The program was repeated on 18.07.2008 in St. Paul in the Lavanttal (St. Pauler Kultursommer), Austria.

On May 13, 2007, the Swiss conductor Konstantin Keiser performed Marx's "Morgengesang" (Morning Chant) for male choir and orchestra with the chorus Basler Liedertafel and the Hradec Kralove Philharmonic Orchestra (Czech Republic) in the Large Music Hall of the Casino-Gesellschaft in Basel, Switzerland. The programm also included rare choral-orchestral works by R. Strauss, Max Reger, Jean Sibelius and Leos Janácek.
This concert was repeated on June 29, 2007 in Hradec Kralove (same performers).

On April 2, 2006, the RSO Vienna conducted by Bertrand de Billy and the famous Austrian mezzo-soprano Marjana Lipovsek performed Marx's song symphony "Verklärtes Jahr" (Transfigured Year) in the Großer Musikvereinssaal, Vienna.

On October 24 and 25, 2005, the orchestra recreation - Großes Orchester Graz performed the HERBSTSYMPHONIE (first performance of this work since almost 80 years!) under the baton of the conductor Michel Swierczewski in the Stefaniensaal in Graz, Austria.
The author of this website attended these performances and presents a detailed report on this musical event.

On April 19, 2004, the Graz Symphony Orchestra and their conductor Israel Yinon performed the Idyll (Part 2 of the "Nature Trilogy") in Graz, Austria.

The American pianist David Lively and the Bochum Symphony Orchestra conducted by Steven Sloane performed the Romantic Piano Concerto on January 8, 2004 and the second piano concerto Castelli Romani on January 9, 2004 in the Schauspielhaus Bochum, Germany.
More information on these live performances (incl. photos) are available above.
In January 2004, David Lively also recorded both Marx concertos for one of the next discs of the ASV series of Marx's complete orchestral music.

On September 18 and 19, 2003, the Bochum Symphony Orchestra conducted by Steven Sloane performed all orchestral songs with Angela Maria Blasi (soprano; September 18) and Stella Doufexis (mezzo-soprano; September 19) at the Schauspielhaus Bochum, Germany.

Also, on September 29, 2003, the Bochum SO re-performed the orchestral songs for mezzo-soprano with Stella Doufexis in Gütersloh, Germany.

On June 6 and 7, 2002 the Bochumer Symphoniker conducted by Steven Sloane performed the "Natur-Trilogie (Nature Trilogy) for large orchestra" in the Schauspielhaus Bochum, Germany (also see the section above: Recording Projects). This large-scale and complex work had never been performed in its uncut original version and as a whole. That's why the performance of the work in Bochum was a world premiere in every respect.

On July 25, 1999, Katharine Goeldner (mezzo-soprano) and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France conducted by Marek Janowski (who has already conducted a German performance of Marx's Romantic Piano Concerto with pianist Jorge Bolet in the 1980s) performed the gorgeous orchestral version of the vocal work Verklärtes Jahr in the course of the "Festival de Radio France Montpellier".

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Song recitals and chamber, piano and organ music:

30.06.2008: Ute Ziemer (soprano) and Margit Fussi (piano) performed songs by Joseph Marx, Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert and Richard Strauss. Location: Gesellschaft für Musiktheater, Türkenstr. 19, 1090 Wien/Vienna.

19.03.2008: Song recital at the Goethe Institute New York (in cooperation with the Metropolitan Opera). Jennifer Black (soprano) and Vlad Iftinca (piano) performing Lieder by Joseph Marx, Aaron J. Kernis, Francis Poulenc and Sergej Rachmaninov.

13.03.2008: Song and chamber music recital of the ÖJAB (Austrian Young Workers Movement) performing works by Joseph Marx (two songs), Ikuma Dan, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Richard Strauss, Hugo Wolf, Francois Borne and Allen Molineux (Bösendorfersaal Graf Starhemberggasse 14, 1040 Wien/Vienna).

Wegen Krankheit abgesagt 01.03.2008: Petra Labitzke (soprana) and Giulia Glennon (piano) performed 11 songs by Joseph Marx and songs by Richard Strauss and Stefan Esser (Vice President of the Joseph Marx Society. Location: Musikschule Bad Karlshafen, Germany.

27.02.2008: Pierrot Lunaire - Lieder from 1910. A song recital by Elisabeth Linhart (soprano) and Volker Nemmer (piano). Songs by Otto Vrieslander (1904), Joseph Marx (1909), Arnold Schönberg (1912) and Max Kowalski (1913). Location: Haus Hofmannsthal, Reisnerstr. 37, 1030 Wien/Vienna.

02.02.2008: Song Rccital "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" presenting Lieder by Ryobert Schumann, Joseph Marx, Gabriel Faure, Federico Mompou, Olivier Messiaen and Robert Sheldon. Performers: Carol Menke (soprano) and Marilyn Thompson (piano). Location: Ives Recital Hall (Room 119), Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, USA. Beginn: 20.00 Uhr.

28.01.2008: Piano recital promoted by the Joseph Marx Society in Vienna. Program: World premiere performance of previously unpublished piano pieces by Joseph Marx and piano works by Franz Schmidt, Richard Strauss, Ernst Ludwig Uray, Felix Petyrek and Johannes Maria Staud. Pianist: Jonathan Powell (England). Location: Altes Rathaus - Barocksaal (Wipplingerstr. 8, 1010 Wien/Vienna).

14.01.2008: Song recital by Juliane Banse (soprano) and Jan Philip Schulze (piano) at the Bern Conservatory with works by Claude Debussy, Joseph Marx and Robert Schumann.

08.12.2007: Songs and recitation performed by Elisabeth Linhart (soprano) and Volker Nemmer (piano) titled "Albert Giraud et les pierrots lunaire", presenting four songs by Joseph Marx and songs by Otto Vrieslander, Max Kowalski and Arnold Schönberg (Centre Wallonie Bruxelles à Paris, 7 reu de Venise, 75003 Paris).

06.12.2007: Song recital by Sarah Leonard (soprano) und Malcolm Martineau (piano) with songs by Marx, Rachmaninov, Liszt, Cutler, Parry, Elgar, Ireland, Howells, Quilter und Bennett (Cadogan Hall, London).

19.11.2007: Gala concert of the Austrian music competition "Gradus ad Parnassum 2007". The performers Saskia Roczek (violin), David Pennetzdorfer (cello) and Dianne Chung (piano) performed the final movement of the "Trio-Phantasie" by Joseph Marx and other works.

On November 16th, 2007,< /B> the soprano Isabella Kindig (member of the Joseph Marx Society) performed songs by Marx, Wolf und Schubert and Schumann at the Stadtmuseum Graz (City Museum), accompanied by the pianist Zsolt Máriás.

In September/October 2007, the cellist Michael Schlechtriem and the pianist Noriko Kitano performed the "Pastorale" for Cello & Klavier by Marx in Leverkusen/Germany (18/09/2007) and in Osaka, Japan (03/10. and 04/10/2007).

06.09.2007: The Movendo Piano Quartet Ensemble performed the "Ballad" for piano quartet by Joseph Marx and works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Charles-Marie Widor at the Rathausfestsaal in Münster/Germany (Karin Struck, violin; Christoph Struck, viola; Lutz Wagner, cello; Annette Strootmann, piano; Friederike Wiechert, flute).

On July 30th, 2007, the organist Maria Helfgott performed Marx's complex organ work "Es will Abend werden" and works by Hermann Grabner, Paul Hindemith, Heinrich von Herzogenberg, Augustinus Franz Kropfreiter, Justin Heinrich Knecht and Franz Schmidt at the 55th Conference of the Austrian Society of the Friends or Organ Music. Location: Stadtpfarrkirche Weizberg, Weiz near Graz, Austria.

23.06.2007: The organist Arno Hartmann performed organ works by Joseph Marx, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms and Arvo Pärt at the Night Concert of the Bochumer Orgeltage in Bochum, Germany.

12.06.2007: Meditative concert in memoriam Richard Ames, "The Cause of Peace", with works by Joseph Marx, Leonard Bernstein, Ernest Bloch, John Cage, Alan Hovhanes, Charles Ives, Aram Khatschaturjan and Charles Martin Löffler and with texts of the world religions. Peformers: Jutta Panzenböck, mezzo-soprano; Catherine McShane, piano; Carl Smith, viola; Rudolph Dellert, drums; Monika u. Hans-Anton Ederer, speakers. Location: Pfarre St. Lukas, Eggenbergergürtel 76, 8020 Graz, Austria.

On June 2nd, 2007, Ingrid Wagner-Kraft (cello) and Josef Mayr (piano) performed the big "Suite" for cello & piano by Joseph Marx and works by Eric Zeisl and Gerhard Schedl. Location: Alte Schmiede, Schönlaterngasse 6, 1010 Wien/Vienna.

28.05.2007: Song Recital by Petra-Maria Schnitzer (soprano), Peter Seiffert (tenor) and Charles Spencer (piano) at the Liceu Barcelona with songs by Joseph Marx, Richard Strauss and Robert/Clara Schumann.

On May 11th and 18th, 2007, the Austrian music society ÖGZM promoted a concert on the occasion of the 125th birthday anniversary of Joseph Marx, presenting the complete organ music by Joseph Marx (as a world premiere for the most part), his songs for high voice and organ an - on Max 18th - also his "Festliche Fanfarenmusik" for brass orchestra and percussion (Location: Rektoratskirche St. Peter, Petersplatz. Vienna. The performers were graduates of the Viennese organ professor Rudolf Scholz and Barbara Payha, soprano, and Werner Hackl as conductor).

On May 12th, 2007, the Duo Pianoworte (www.pianoworte.de; with Helmut Thiele (speaker) and Bernd-Christian Schulze (piano), performed the world premiere of Stefan Esser's homage to Joseph Marx "Betrachtungen eines romantischen Realisten" for speaker and piano with texts by the composer. Other composers whose melodramas were performed here: Franz Liszt, Friedrich Nietzsche, Richard Strauss and Heinrich Gattermeyer. Location: Pfarre Ober St. Veit in 1130 Wien/Vienna.

On May 11th, 2007, on occasion of the 125th anniversary of Marx's birthday, the soprano Isabella Kindig (member of the Joseph Marx Society) performed songs by Marx, Wolf and Schubert (with the pianist Zsolt Máriás) at the Graz City Museum.

On March 9th, 2007, at the "Schubertiade" in Austria, the soprano Juliane Banse and the pianist Wolfram Rieger performed three songs by Marx and songs by Schumann, Wolf, Fauré, Schubert and R. Strauss (Location: Markus-Sittikus-Saal, Hohenems, Austria).

01.03.2007: Song recital by Christine Brewer (soprano) and Craig Rutenberg (piano) with songs by Joseph Marx, Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss (Herbst Theatre, San Francisco).

On February 4th 2007, the Sierra Chamber Society performed the String Quartet No. 1 by Joseph Marx (coupled with chamber music by Brahms and Schubert) (Location: Grace Presbyterian Church, 2100 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek, California, USA).

On November 23rd, 2006, Petra Labitzke (soprano) and Giulia Glennon (piano) performed 11 songs by Marx including a World Premiere Performance of "Berghymne", coupled with songs by Richard Strauss and Stefan Esser (location: Christuskirche church in Leverkusen, Germany). This was the FIRST concert promoted by the Joseph Marx Society.

On September 14th, 2006, Yuko Takemichi (soprano) and Phillip Moll (piano) will perform 5 Marx songs and vocal works by Mozart, Gaubert, Caplet, Maruyama, Gnatalli, Villa-Lobos and Bolcom (with the flutist Marcelo Parizzi) in Belo Horizonte, Brazil (Conservatório UFMH, Av. Alfonso Pena, 1534, Centro). Beginning of the program: 6.45 pm

On August 2nd, 2006, Marjana Lipovsek (mezzo-soprano) and Anthony Spiri (piano) performed 7 songs by Marx, coupled with songs by Mozart, Brahms and Marjan Lipovsek (location: Kitzbühel).

On May 2006, the American chamber music formation Sierra Chamber Society performed the String Quartet Nr. 1 "Quartetto chromatico" in the Grace Presbyterian Church, Walnut Creek (USA) NOTE: Marx's three string quartets including their string orchestra arrangments are published by Doblinger in Vienna while all other Marx works are available at Universal Edition, Vienna.

On April 24, 2006, Sarah Leonard (soprano) and pianist Jonathan Powell gave a gorgeous recital of seven songs by Marx coupled with songs by Sibelius, Rachmaninov and Faure at the Holywell Music Room in Oxford, England (7.30 pm).

On March 5, 2006, Marjana Lipovsek (mezzo-soprano) and pianist Anthony Spiri performed seven songs by Marx and a couple of songs by other composers (location: Großer Saal in the Festspielhaus St. Pölten).

On March 3, 2006, Measha Brueggergosman (soprano) and pianist Roger Vignoles will perform songs by Marx and William Bolcom (location: Mandel Hall, U. of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th St., Chicago).

On February 16, 2006, Marjana Lipovsek (mezzo-soprano) performed songs by Marx, Schubert, Mahler et al. in the Stefaniensaal in Graz, Austria.

On February 12, 2006, Christine Brewer (soprano) and Craig Rutenberg (piano) gave a recital of two songs by Marx coupled with Richard Strauss, Richard Wagner, Richard Hundley, John Carter, A. Walter Kramer, Samuel Barber, Mildred Lund Tyson, Edwin McArthur and Harold Arlen at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC (University of British Columbia), Vancouver.

On January 19, 2006, soprano Juliane Banse and pianist Jan Philip Schulze performed four Marx songs in the Stefaniensaal in Graz, Austria.

On November 22, 2005, the soprano Emma Bell and the pianist Andrew West performed four Marx songs and a couple of songs by Berg, Walter and Strauss in The Venue, Quarry Hill, Leeds, UK.

On September 17, 2005, Helena Dearing (soprano), Herbert Kefer (viola), Alexander Gebert (cello) and Claus-Christian Schuster (piano) performed two Marx songs that are accompanied by small chamber ensemble ("Durch Einsamkeiten" and "Adagio"; location: Kunsthaus in Mürzzuschlag, Austria).

On June 5, 2005, the soprano Anita Vozsech and the pianist Maria Bachmann performed three Marx songs in the "Spiegelsaal der Neuen Galerie Graz" at "Landesmuseum Joanneum".

On April 27 and 29, 2005, Marjana Lipovsek (mezzo-soprano) and Anthony Spiri (piano) performed songs by Marx, Schreker and Tchaikovsky in the Brahms Hall, Vienna (Spring Festival).

On April 17, 2005, Joachim Hammer performed Marx's piano piece "Albumblatt" coupled with pieces by Haydn, Liszt and Bach in a recital given in the Protestant Church St. Matthäus in Aschaffenburg-Schweinheim, Germany.

On December 11, 2004, Kazumi Kohno (soprano) and Jürgen Glauss (piano) performed 13 songs by Joseph Marx and 11 songs by Wilhelm Kienzl in the Kunsthaus Seelscheid, 53819 Neunkirchen-Seelscheid, Bergstr. 14-16. This program will also be released on a studio-recorded CD (Label: Mitra) in December 2004. The booklet of this CD (the part about Marx) was written by the author of this website. For further information on this CD please take a look at the Discography section.

On November 23, 2004, the soprano Measha Brueggergosman and the pianist J. J. Penna performed four songs by Joseph Marx and a couple of songs by Maurice Ravel, Xavier Montsalvatge, Benjamin Britten, Aaron Copland and William Bolcom in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Ann Arbor.

On September 4, 2004, the British composer and pianist Jonathan Powell performed two unpublished solo piano pieces of Joseph Marx (of which the scores were provided to him by the author of this website) and two of the published piano pieces in Sulham House, Tidmarsh, Pangbourne (England), at 6:00 pm.

On August 25, 2004, the British composer and pianist Jonathan Powell premiered several unpublished solo piano pieces of Joseph Marx (of which the scores were provided to him by the author of this website) at the famous piano music festival "Raritäten der Klaviermusik im Schloss vor Husum". For more information on this outstanding recital where Jonathan Powell will also perform rare piano works by Scriabin, S. Feinberg, Suk, Stantschinsky, Godowsky, Sorabji and Szymanowski, are available here.

On July 20, 2004, the soprano Petra-Maria Schnitzer, her partner Peter Seiffert (tenor) and the pianist Peter Tornek performed songs by Marx, Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, Richard Strauss and Claude Debussy at the Munich Opera Festival 2004.

On June 28, 29 & 30, 2004, the American soprano Constance Haumann performed songs by Marx and other Austrian romantics at the Austrian Cultural Center in New York City. She was accompanied by the pianist William Vendice from the LA Opera.

On February 13, 2004, the British pianist and composer Jonathan Powell and the renowned soprano Sarah Leonard performed 10 songs by Joseph Marx at the St Cyprian's Church in London NW1.
On February 20, 2004, Jonathan Powell performed solo piano pieces of Marx at the same location.

On November 24, 2003 (7.00 pm), the French pianist Denis Pascal performed, amongst others, some of Marx's piano pieces at the "Theatre du renard" in Paris (Theatre du renard 12, Rue du Renard, 75004 Paris).

On November 5, 2003, America's leading baritone Thomas Hampson performed songs by Joseph Marx in a concert titled "Hugo Wolf und andere Komponisten aus der Steiermark" (Hugo Wolf and other Styrian composers). Location: Stephaniensaal in Graz, Austria (powered by Musikverein für Steiermark).
Please read what Mr. Hampson said in an interview on his official website:
"Marx was a composer from Graz who has been largely forgotten, though he wrote more than a hundred lieder, most of which are wonderful, and they must absolutely be rediscovered and returned to the repertoire."

On August 1, 2003, Thomas Hampson (baritone) and pianist Wolfram Rieger performed songs by Marx, Hugo Wolf, Zemlinsky, Webern, Richard Strauss, Alma Mahler and Schönberg in the Kleines Festspielhaus in Salzburg, Austria.

On October 30, 2003, on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Republic of Turkey, Inci Häusler-Altinok performed piano pieces by Joseph Marx and the Turkish composer Necil Kazim Akses, and Elena Copons (soprano) and Eva Mark-Mühlher (piano) performed songs by Marx (in the Diplomatische Akademie, Vienna). For more information and to see photos of this performance please click here

The British chamber music formation Romantic Chamber Group, London, included Marx's not yet recorded chamber works (Frühlingssonate (Spring Sonata) for violin & piano, Trio-Phantasie and the three piano quartets) to their concert repertoire.

On October 8, 2003 (at 7.30 pm), Paul Barritt (violin), Louise Williams (viola), Charles Medlam (cello) and James Lisney (piano), who are members of the Romantic Chamber Group, performed the "Rhapsody for piano quartet" at the Hindhead Music Centre, Hindhead, Surrey/England.

On June 15, 2003 (at 3 pm), Paul Barritt (violin), Louise Williams (viola), Charles Medlam (cello) und James Lisney (piano) ("Romantic Chamber Group", London) played the Ballad and the Rhapsody for piano quartet at Purcell Room, South Bank, London.

On April 18, 2003, the chamber music formation Trio à clavier de la Monnaie (including the pianist Daniel Blumenthal) performed the Trio-Phantasie in Brussels (Belgian National Opera).

On February 7, 2003, Paul Barritt (violin) und James Lisney (piano), members of the Romantic Chamber Group, London, performed the Spring Sonata (Sonata No. 2) for violin und piano at Purcell Room, South Bank, London.

On August 15, 2002, Renée Fleming (soprano) and Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano) performed 4 songs by Marx and songs by Fauré, Liszt, Alban Berg and R. Strauss at the Salzburg Festival (location: Kleines Festspielhaus).

On May 17, 2002 there was a concert in the Barocksaal des Alten Rathauses in Vienna on the occasion of Marx's 120th anniversary, reviving unknown chamber works, songs with chamber ensemble, songs and a piano piece (mostly world premiere performances!).
 See the German details here (opens a new browser window)

On April 28, 2002, Cornelius Hauptmann (bass) und Sabine Schubert-Kessler (piano) performed a Marx song ("Bitte") and further songs by Schumann, Kilpinen, Silcher, Schoeck and Schubert in the Städtische Aula in Calw.

On January 25, 2001, Ildikó Raimondi and the Artis Quartet performed six Lieder for voice and string quartet in a version for soprano at the concert hall of the Wiener Musikverein.

On May 24, 2000, three of the "Four songs after Anton Wildgans" ("Du bist der Garten", "Durch Einsamkeiten", "Pan trauert um Syrinx") were performed in the Schubert-Saal in Vienna. The concert was organized by the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts.

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