Natalie Bauer-Lechner

Mahler's Confidante and Pioneer of Her Time

6th Gustav Mahler Festival 2022 in Steinbach am Attersee



Des Knaben Wunderhorn - Volksliedsammlung

What I am most grateful to the godhead for in my life is that it let me [...] meet Mahler."
Natalie Bauer-Lechner in her will

 

Natalie Bauer-Lechner was a violist and for more than 10 years a close friend of Mahler and his siblings. In the summers of 1893 to 1896 she was a permanent guest in Steinbach, coordinated the construction of the composing hut and accompanied Mahler on countless trips. As a musician and admirer of Mahler she wrote down her conversations with the composer with a richness of content and detail that makes these remembrances invaluable. But Bauer-Lechner was also an author, a champion of human rights, feminist, pacifist, a woman ahead of her time.

 


Program 2022

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Wednesday, July, 6, 2022

Pre-Program


INTRODUCTION AND READING

NEW MATERIAL FROM NATALIE BAUER-LECHNER'S RECOLLECTIONS

 

17:00 Christian Ludwig Attersee Saal, Steinbach

Unpublished texts from Natalie Bauer-Lechner's diaries from the forthcoming edition by Stephen Hefling and Morten Solvik

 

Free admission but limited number of participants


SPECIAL EVENT

Dining with Gustav Mahler                      An Unforgettable Evening

 

19:00  near the church of Steinbach

A memorable dinner with a beautiful view of Lake Attersee in honor of the person at the center of this year's Mahler Festival: Natalie Bauer-Lechner. 

We conclude the evening with a special tribute to Mahler's favorite dish: Marillenknödel, apricot dumpling.

 

 

Fundraising Event, limited number of participants. For more information, please send an email to: info@mahler-steinbach.at


Mahler and Marillenknödel

The Gustav Mahler Festival at Steinbach am Attersee, in cooperation with the EU project Up-Create, is taking this favorite dish of the famous Austrian composer as an occasion to call for a unique competition. Young composers are invited to write a work for chamber ensemble inspired by this topic. The world premiere and awarding of the first prize will take place at the Mahler Dinner. The winner will be invited to take part in the Up-Create event at this year’s Biennale in Venice in November 2022. For more: http://up-create.eu/

 


Thursday, July 7, 2022


FESTIVE OPENING

17:00 - Mahler's Composing Hut, Seefeld

 

Reception with aperitif and the opening of the 6th Gustav Mahler Festival and Special Exhibition 2022 with special guests.

 

Free admission

Festliche Eröffnung beim Komponierhäuschen am See
Festliche Eröffnung beim Komponierhäuschen am See

NATALIE BAUER-LECHNER

IN SONG AND TEXT

19:00 - Festsaal Hotel Föttinger, Seefeld

Eva Tacha-Breitling, Recitation
Christina Gansch, Soprano

Deirdre Brenner, Piano

 

Excerpts from letters and texts from Natalie Bauer-Lechner's book, Fragmente. Gelerntes und Gelebtes as well as lieder by Franz Schubert, Ethel Smyth, Clara Schumann, Gustav Mahler, Richard Stöhr and Ernst Wolff.

 

€ 45,--/35,--


Friday, July 8, 2022


LECTURE

NATALIE BAUER-LECHNER

Musician, Mahler Friend, Advocate of Women's Rights

Portrait of an Exceptional Woman (in German)

10:00 - Christian-Ludwig-Attersee-Saal, Steinbach

 

Prof. Dr. Franz Willnauer 

 

Among the many women who accompanied Mahler's professional and private life, Natalie Bauer-Lechner holds a special place: as a musician colleague, soulmate, "never liberated bride" and loyal chronicler. What Eckermann was for Goethe, was Natalie for Gustav - a stroke of fortune. We profit from that to this day.

 

Free admission but limited number of participants

Natalie Bauer-Lechner, 1897          (Albrecht Spiegler, Wien)
Natalie Bauer-Lechner, 1897 (Albrecht Spiegler, Wien)

FILM PRESENTATION

"MY TIME WILL COME"

 

 

11:00 - Christian-Ludwig-Attersee-Saal, Steinbach

 

Gustav Mahler as remembered by Natalie Bauer-Lechner
Filmed in part in Steinbach am Attersee (2010)

 

including a talk with the director Beate Thalberg

 

Free admission but limited number of participants

Scene from "My Time Will Come"
Scene from "My Time Will Come"

CONCERT

STRING QUARTET

 

19:00 - Gustav-Mahler-Saal, Seefeld

 

Bauer-Lechner was the violist of the famous Soldat-Röger women's String Quartet from 1895 to 1913.

Soloists of the 1. Frauenkammerorchester von Österreich will perform works by Johanna Müller-Hermann, Vilma von Webenau and Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel sowie pieces by Johanna Doderer and Gustav Mahler inspired by Alma Mahler.

 

€ 45,--/35,--


Saturday, July 9, 2022


ADVENTURE WALK

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GUSTAV MAHLER AND NATALIE BAUER-LECHNER AROUND STEINBACH

 

based on Bauer-Lechner's recollections

 

10:00  Attersee-Traunsee Nature Park,

Meeting point: garden terrace of Hotel Föttinger

Duration: ca. 2.5 hours incl. rest and musical performance

Transportation to resting spot is possible

Please wear clothing appropriate for the weather

 

The time has come for love seasonings, women's herbs, and manly plants. Let's explore nature as humanity's teacher -  nature, with all its fragments joined together to form a whole. Learning and living on the edge of the fields in bloom.

 

 

 

€ 15,-- (free with festival pass)

 


CONCERT

WOMEN LOVING, MEN SUFFERING

 

19.00 Schloß Kammer, Schörfling

Iris Vermillion, Mezzo-Soprano

Christiane Behn, Piano

 

Whether earthly or heavenly - love inspires artistic expression, also in music. In this program we experience the personal sides of composers, male and female, that are variously connected with Mahler's biography.

 

Works for voice and piano by Gustav Mahler, Alma Mahler, Richard Wagner, Hermann Behn, Johannes Brahms, Ethel Smyth and Alexander Zemlinsky

 

 

Introduction by Prof. Dr. Franz Willnauer

 

€ 65,--/55,--


Sunday, July 10, 2022


MATINEE

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

 

10:00 Gustav Mahler Saal, Steinbach

 

Orchestra for the Earth

The British chamber orchestra is our guest once again on their "Alpine Tour" with a concert matinee in Steinbach am Attersee featuring songs by Gustav and Alma Mahler, folk melodies by Dvořák and Berio as well as a chamber arrangement of Mahler's Symphony No. 1.

  • Antonín Dvořák: Lieder from Zigeunermelodien Op.55
  • Luciano Berio: “Black is the colour” and “I wonder as I wander” from Folk Songs
  •  Gustav Mahler: “Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?” from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
  • Alma Mahler: “Laue Sommernacht” and “Die stille Stadt” from Fünf Lieder

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  • Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1 

 

Members of Orchestra for the Earth

Gabriella Noble, Mezzo-Soprano

John Warner, Conductor

 

€ 45,--/35,--



 

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