Salzburg Stier (Bull) Calendar of Events

Program (provisional) Fortress Hohensalzburg Stierfest

Fortress Hohensalzburg, 26.10.2002
10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

Formal Opening Ceremony

1. 10.00 a.m. - Formal opening ceremony (VIPS etc.)

Inaugural speakers:
    W. Schlegel, Head of the of Department of Historical Monuments, Salzburg;
    Dr. J. Haspels, Director of the National Museum, van Speelklok, Utrecht, Holland
    W. Eisl, Deputy Head of the Salzburg Regional Government
    B. Walton, General Manager, Salzburg Castles and Palaces.

Programme 10.00 a.m to 5.00 pm

Special exhibition in the fortress featuring exhibits from the Carolino Augusteum Museum , Salzburg and the private collection of Otto and Maria Fichtinger, Hallwang, Salzburg.

A special postage stamp has been prepared so visitors can send a card/letter from the fortress with a special stier stamp. Also a coinmaker may be on site so that visitors can press/hammer their own event coin.

Extent of the exhibition:

Musical instruments on open display:

  • Flute register barrel organ , mid- 19th. century. (in working order)
  • Music box, circa. 1880/90 (coin operated)
  • Reed barrel organ (in working order)
  • Reed barrel organ (in working order)
Musical instruments in display cases:
  • Case I:
    Two Serinettes (small music boxes with an iron winder on the side), 18th. century.
    Small symphonia music boxes, circa 1890/1900
    Reed barrel organ
    Bird cage with musical mechanism
    Bird song musical box
  • Case II:
    Reed barrel organ
    Flute register barrel organ
    Porcelain barrel organ player Figurines

Special Tours At The Castle "Hohensalzburg"

2. Special guided tours with the theme, "The Salzburg Bull".
Conducted by Dr. Bayr, Prof. Walterskirchen and Prof. Metzger

3. Special guided tours through the "Secret corners" of the fortress
Conducted by C. Elsigan at 12.00 noon, 2.00 p.m. and 4.00 p.m.

please note: each tour is limited to a maximum of 30 participants
tickets will be available at the guided tour counter from 9.30 a.m. onwards on 26.10.02

Supporting Programme

4. Presentation of the new Stier CD and the commemorative book, "500 years of the Salzburg Bull"
( Note: it is possible that neither of these will be ready by 26.10.02).

5. Supporting programme by the following artists:

a) Wiener Werklsmann, R & A Huber
Owners of one of the few remaining original Viennese mechanisms of an old Bohemian barrel organ from Riemer. At the side of the carriage therešs a small barrel organ, which children can play. Mr. Huber, currently engaged as a clown at the Austrian Picard Circus, will put on an amusing and entertaining show for the whole family.
Location: to be finalised

b)Viennese hurdy gurdy man , Norbert Schermann
Mr. Schermann will demonstrate his Berlin made instrument, "Bacigalupo", which is considered as the "Stradivari" amongst barrel organs. In 1998 the organ underwent a complete specialist renovation since when it has been back to its sonorous best.
Location: to be finalised

c) Wohlgemuth barrel organ orchestra (2 persons) from Hannover, Germany
A rendition on 2 barrel organs with 37 and 43 tonal degrees respectively
Various well known pieces from Bach and Mozart
Location: to be finalised

d) Master organ builder, Gotthard Arnod with Pierrot
A performance on another "Bagicalupo" organ. Mr. Arnold is a restorer of mechanical musical instruments at the museums of Speyer and Sinsheim.
Location: to be finalised

e) Thomas Schallaböck - Ensemble Dulamans Vröudenton Salzburg
    Demonstration of barrel organs 1.00 p.m. until 5.00 p.m.

f) Hofheimer street ballad singers, a group of 8
Gruesome street ballads to the accompaniment of the barrel organ.
In the Gothic Hall at the fortress, alternating with the Landshut Hofkapelle

g) Landshut Hofkapelle
6 musicians in historical costume /4-5 blocks of music of approx. 25 minutes.
Gothic Hall at the fortress

Organ Trail

* Carolino Augusteum Museum, Salzburg: Egedacher organ in the main building

* Various organs in the Bürgerspital, Salzburg, collection of musical instruments

* Water powered mechanical organ in the park of Hellbrunn Palace, Salzburg
Direct entrance to the organ via the palace garden
Guided tour/ explanation of the water powered organ
Tours at the full and half hour from 1.00 p.m. until 4.30 p.m.

The Musical Secretary
Playing outside the Salzburg Hornwerk
7 o'clock in the Evening

LE LUDION - Eve & Philippe Crasse

The Lady in the "boudoir" of her mansion is sitting in front of the fine period secretary, thinking to the letter she is going to write, may be a poem. Now she is listening to the organ housed inside the furniture and she draws the inspiration from the music, the Ballet of Scheidemann, Kinder symphony of Leopold Mozart or Tarentelle of Ricci.

The organ is devoted to the music of this epoca; the pipes, one row of tin flutes, one of wooden bourdons and doubles basses, are voiced for the best rendering of chamber music. The music arrangments are stored on microchip with all the music parameters - effects of stops. This is the alliance of modern and traditionnal technologies for a great music organ enjoyment.

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Philippe Rouillé's Musica Mecanica

For Additional Information On Any Of These Events,
Contact Ron Schmuck

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