“Dance Poems”I Exilarte in cooperation with Orchestra Divertimento Viennese I Concert & Lecture I June 23, 2024

© Louise Zemlinsky, Alexander Zemlinsky Fonds

Gerold Gruber reports on the composers Alexander Zemlinsky and Reynaldo Hahn.

Sunday, June 23, 2024;
11:00 a.m.
Great Hall, Brucknerhaus
Untere Donaulände 7
A-4010 Linz

Tickets here.

There will be a concert introduction for concert goers at 10:00 a.m. (with free admission).


Gerold W. Gruber
Marie-Theres Arnbom


Paul Dukas (1865-1935) – La Péri. Poème dansé for orchestra (1909–10)

Reynaldo Hahn (1874–1947) – Concerto in E major for piano and orchestra (1930)

Alexander von Zemlinsky (1871–1942) – A dance poem. Ballet in one act (1901, 1904)


Shani Diluka, piano

Orchestra Divertimento Viennese

Brass Band Upper Austria, stage music

Vinzenz Praxmarer, conductor

About the program:

The Linz conductor Vinzenz Praxmarer and his orchestra Divertimento Viennese present sound-drunk dance poems from Vienna and Paris at the turn of the century. While Alexander von Zemlinsky’s Ein Tanzpoem, the revised Act II of an unfinished setting of the ballet The Triumph of Time by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, only had its premiere 50 years after the composer’s death, Paul Dukas was able to perform what he himself described as Poème dansé Ballet La Péri celebrated a great success at its premiere in 1912. In between, a real gem will be heard, with the world-famous pianist Shani Diluka as soloist: the fascinating piano concerto by Reynaldo Hahn, the middle movement of which is entitled “Danse”.

Link to program here.