The mirror as an aid for looking at both body and mind, but also for seeing things that would remain invisible without it on a very fundamental level. FEDERSPIEL is a musical mirror – reflecting, mirroring from the past into the now and this way creating the future. Looking at tradition from a present-day perspective, transforming it into something contemporary…

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Best Of

A seven-piece ensemble that redefines brass-band music. Utterly incredible skills meet the necessary youthful and charming freshness in playing, musical arrangements. “Creativity, spontaneity and joy is high on the members of the brass-band ensemble Federspiel’s list of priorities. In 2004 seven young musicians, all students of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna or rather Konservatorium Vienna, joined together to form the ensemble Federspiel. Folk music from Austria, neighbouring countries and beyond is the starting point for their concerts.
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Federspielchen – Music for a young audience

An ensemble of seven that redefines brass music. Almost uncanny musicianship meets the necessary youthful and charming cheekiness in playing, arrangements and presence. “The members of the wind ensemble Federspiel attach great importance to creativity, spontaneity and playfulness. In 2004, seven young musicians all of which were students either at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna or at the Vienna Conservatory joined forces to found the ensemble Federspiel…
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Jonny spielt auf

Long before Madonna or The Beatles were famous, the opera “Jonny spielt auf” (Jonny plays) written by only 27-year-old composer Ernst Krenek was a true world hit in the turbulent 1920ies. Received as a “jazz opera”, the “most sensational opera success since the ‘Rosenkavalier'” (from the announcement text of Universal Edition Wien) ranks among the most successful pieces of stage entertainment of the 20th century to this day – the wonderful variety of lyricism and revue, of gangster comedy and drama still enthralls the audience today, 100 years later….
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On the slow time of the year

Christmas is approaching: It is that time of the year in which a casual snowflake can paralyze the traffic, aluminum Santas smirk from the shelves and a cloud of hot punch is floating over the whole country. But it is also the time that makes everything feel a little slower and quieter, in a most pleasant way. And just like this, Federspiel, too, leans back a little bit and puts the Slow Movement into seasonal practice…

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