KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24: An Austrian musical group called “Concilium Musicum Wien” entertained a huge crowd at Abdul Hussein Abdul Redha Theater in the presence of the Secretary General of the National Council of Cultural, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) Eng Ali Al-Youha, his deputy in the culture sector Muhammad Al-Asousi, several members of NCCAL and diplomats from the Austrian Embassy in Kuwait.
On behalf of the group, the band leader Christoph Angerer expressed happiness for another opportunity to perform in Kuwait.
He also expressed appreciation and gratitude towards the audience who filled the theater hall, revealing that he had visited Kuwait and performed in six concerts.
The ensemble Concilium musicum Wien was founded in 1982 by Paul and Christoph Angerer for performing music of the 18th century in the manner it was performed in that time.
Over the course of its existence, the ensemble’s repertoire expanded in scope and range, extending from baroque music to dance music of the 19th century.
Rare manuscripts from the archives, works of neglected as well as the forgotten composers and not very well-known works of great classical masters are brought back to light by this ensemble which uses valuable original period instruments.
In the past years, the Concilium musicum Wien had performed over 3,200 times in over 700 cities — from L’Aquila to Zurich, from Bayeux to Xian. In Vienna, the Concilium musicum Wien performed at over 56 different venues. They have played more than 660 works by 290 different composers, including 140 works by Joseph Haydn, 57 by Johann Michael Haydn and 160 by Wolfgang Amadé Mozart.
By Mufreh Hijab