Esterházy Palace

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Tuesday - Sunday and holidays from 10.00 am - 05.00 pm
Tuesday - Friday only with a guided tour

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Forchtenstein Castle

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Winter ticket with guided tour
Monday and Wednesday - Friday at 10.00 am and 01.00 pm
Saturday, Sunday and public holiday at 10.00 am, 01.00 pm and 03.00 pm

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Lackenbach Palace

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Thursday to Saturday and public holidays from 10.00 am - 03.00 pm

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St.Margarethen Quarry

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Winter break

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String Quartet III

Leonkoro Quartet
Adelphi Quartet
Isidore String Quartet

It may already be considered a new musical tradition on the eve of Palm Sunday at Esterházy Palace: to contrast one of Joseph Haydn's greatest and distinctive works with the music of one or more other composers and, ultimately, to provide a unique spiritual experience. 'The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross' was commissioned for a church in Cadíz, Spain. 'It was certainly one of the most difficult tasks,' reported Haydn's friend Griesinger, 'to have seven adagios follow each other without an underlying text, out of free imagination, which should not tire the listener, and awaken in him all the feelings which lay in the meaning of each word spoken by the dying Saviour. Haydn thus often declared this work to be one of his most successful.' Three distinguished young string quartet ensembles, all prize winners of leading competitions, share this task and bring Haydn's music into dialogue with the works of three contemporary female composers and one male composer: a harmonious collaboration across the boundaries of epochs, styles, cultural circles, and religions.

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