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Schubertiade Music Festival - Schwarzenberg

The Schubertiade is considered by many to be the most important chamber music festival in the world, with an astonishing number of distinguished musicians gathering in this beautiful setting. The Festival takes place throughout the summer in both Hohenems, where it began in 1976, and Schwarzenberg where a beautiful concert hall was built in the alpine meadows to accommodate a steadily increasing audience. In order to make the most of the surroundings, we have designed different itineraries for each departure. For details of the Hohenems holiday departing 1 October 2019 please click here.

For the Schwarzenberg concerts in August, we stay in the 4 star Gasthof Krone in the delightful village of Hittisau. The owners have been welcoming Kirker clients for more than a decade. A drive through the Vorarlberg Mountains, a visit to the Angelika Kauffman Museum and wine and cheese tasting are included. A number of easy walks start right in front of the hotel. A stop to visit the superb Oskar Reinhart art collection in Winterthur is also included.

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Return flights
  • Accommodation with breakfast and dinner
  • Excursions as described
  • Concert tickets
  • A pass valid for travel on all local buses
  • The services of the Kirker Tour Leader and local guide

Flight Details

Flights with British Airways

  • Depart Heathrow at 12.15 arrive Zurich at 15.05
  • Depart Zurich at 15.45 arrive Heathrow at 16.40

Departure Dates and Prices

Declan Hamilton

Declan Hamilton

Tour Leader

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Music Programme

24 August (4pm):
Jerusalem Quartet; Elisabeth Leonskaja piano
Schubert: String Quartet in c minor 702
Beethoven: String Quartet in E major Op.74
Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A major Op.81

25 August (4pm):
Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sonata in E minor H281
Schubert: Fantasy in C major D 760 ‘Wandererfantasie’
Liszt: Benediction de Dieu dans la solitude
Liszt: Reminiscences de Norma after Bellini S394
Henri Heart (1803-1888): Variations on the closing rondo ‘Non piu mesta’ from La Cenerentola by Rossini

25 August (8pm):
Andrè Schuen baritone, Daniel Helde piano
Schubert: ‘Winterreise’

26 August (8pm): 
Schumann Quartet; Kit Armstrong piano
Schubert: String Quartet in G major D887
César Franck: Piano Quintet in F minor

27 August (8pm):
Martin Mitterutzner tenor; Gerold Huber piano
Schubert: ‘Die Schöne Müllerin’

28 August (4pm):
Francesco Piemontesi piano
Schubert: Four Impromptus D 899 and Sonata in D major D850

29 August (8pm):
Julia Kleiter sopranoTara Erraught mezzo soprano; Pavol Breslik tenor; Andrè Schuen baritone; Igor Levit piano; Ryoko Morooka harmonium
Rossini: Petite messe solennelle

A rare opportunity to hear Rossini’s mass in the chambermusic version which was much preferred by the composerhimself. The work was first performed in Paris in 1864.

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