Documentation of the 9th International Competition „Franz Schubert and Modern Music“ 2015

  • Duo for Voice and Piano (Lied)
  • Trio for Piano, Violin and Violoncello
  • String Quartet

The documentation of the 9th FS&MM now in new design: Based on the experiences summarized in this book, the University for Music and Performing Arts Graz moves on, with fresh energy, to preparing the tenth edition of this event, which is scheduled to take place in 2018.

The sequence of events of the competition will be reflected upon, to be read in the form of diverse interviews conducted with jurors and prizewinners, supplement by their biographies and numerous photos.  This book allows on insight into the development of the repertoire in the individual categories and into the participant statistics. (ISBN: 978-3-200-04568-2)

Documentation of the 8th International Competition „Franz Schubert and Modern Music“ 2012

  • Duo for Voice and Piano (Lied)
  • Trio for Piano, Violin and Violoncello
  • String Quartet

This documentation in book form – just as the documentations of the preceding competitions since 1997 – serves as a kind of “work in progress” of the further development of the competition on the one hand and on the other hand above all to illuminate the competition in a comprehensive and critical manner. (ISBN: 978-3-200-02898-2)

Documentation of the 7th International Competition „Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne“ 2009

  • Duo for Voice and Piano (Lied)
  • Duo for Violin and Piano
  • String Quartet

The sequence of events of the competition will be reflected upon, to be read in the form of diverse interviews conducted with jurors and prizewinners, supplement by their biographies and numerous photos. Among other things, it is possible to draw conclusions about the development of the repertoire in the individual categories through the analysis in facts and figures and allows on insight into the participant statistics. The scope of this publication shows once again the eminent importance of this competition for the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz and its distinguished status. (ISBN: 978-3-200-01847-1)

Documentation of the 6th International Competition „Franz Schubert and the Music of Modern Times“ 2006

The present brochure is comparatively voluminous considering the occasion. This is, however, a sign of readiness for reflection –  at least as far as the interviews with the competition winners and the jurors are concerned, as well as the reactions of the media. Readiness for reflection and level of reflection are part of this competition. After all, the impulse for reflection and also self-reflection is to be seen as part of the musical modernity.

It is the intention of our competition to close a gap of knowledge which has opened between the artistic and the scholarly treatment of music. Our way of dealing with music on the basis of immediate experience is expressed here in the published interviews. (Excerpts from the Preface by chief editor Otto Kolleritsch)

Documentation of the 5th International Competition „Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne“ 2003

It is precisely in the Adorno-year of 2003 that the idea of how to meet the commercialized cultural “Verdinglichung” of music must come to mind, in order to transmit the substantial message of music in such a way that its sensitizing power stimulating reflection does not give away to a style of entertainment for the sake of better sale.  Creating art is to be seen as work at existential links. Musicians, interpreters, must be seekers time and again. (Excerpts from the Preface by chief editor Otto Kolleritsch)

This publication is dedicated to Tibor Varga, who was a professor of violin at our university and juror at the 5th International Competition „Franz Schubert and the Music of Modernity” 2003. He died on September 4, 2003 in Sion (Grimisuat), Switzerland.

Documentation of the 4th International Competition „Franz Schubert and the Music of Modernity“ 2000

Documentation of the 3rd International Competition „Franz Schubert and the Music of the 20th Century” 1997