The Bruckner specialist manages the subscription concert next Friday in the Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg due to illness of Maestro Ivor Bolton, Johannes Wildner jumps in for the upcoming concert of the Salzburg cultural association in the Grosses Festspielhaus. “The program are Wolfgang A. Mozart, Symphony No. 31 in d major Parisian” Richard Strauss, burlesque Anton Bruckner, Symphony No. 1 (Linz version 1866) Johannes Wildner began his career with the Vienna Philharmonic, which he served ten years as a violinist. Prior to this he laid the cornerstone for its further development, which led to chef positions at the State Philharmonic Orchestra of Ko ice (Slovakia, 1990-93) at the Prague State Opera (1994-95), as well as the first permanent conductor of the Leipzig Opera (1996-98) and Music Director of the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen (1997-2007) with studying conducting in Vienna and Italy. A musical focus of the PhD musicologist is Bruckner, Mahler, and the Austrian modernism.
Johannes Wildner recorded over 60 CDs, DVDs and videos, including Bruckner’s 3rd (in all versions) and Symphony No. 9 (with reconstructed 4th movement). Already the German press showed 2006 thrilled: “… Johannes Wildner so is Bruckner’s music as if it were his own. He is born Bruckner conductor.
As he is so to speak with the heart and with the head of the thing, how he feels with every vote and their sense lends, how completely organic the large arches of increase in, as well as the tension breaks succeed… you would have liked Anton Bruckner.