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 Gottfried von Einem-Website Overview 

• Brief Biography
• Biography
• Musical Bibliography
• Discography
• Audio Clips

• Foundation
• Board of Directors
• Foundation's Activities

• Wiener Musikverein
• Archive
• Holdings


 Gottfried von Einem Days in Oberdürnbach/Maissau


Every year in June a festival takes place the idyllic landscape near the Manhartsberg, where the composer spent his last years. The festival ist arranged in cooperation with the Municipality of Maissau and the Gottfried von Einem Music Foundation to commemorate the composer. Concerts featuring international soloists and prominent chamber musicians take place in the 700 year old church of Oberdürnbach. A special event in a special place.

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REPORT: Gottfried von Einem Congress 1998

Editor: Ingrid Fuchs
printed by Hans Schneider, Tutzing 2003

550 pages with numerous examples and und 23 illustrations, Edition of the Archive of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde [Society of Friends of Music] in Vienna, edited by Otto Biba, Vol. 3; EUR 88.--
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 Gottfried von Einem "Rightous among the Nations"


Honoring of Gottfried von Einem as
"Rightous among the Nations"
by the State of Israel

Gottfried von Einem honored by the State of Israel as a "Rightous among the Nations" on 12/6/2002: the highest honor that the State of Israel confers on non-jews was given posthumously to Gottfried von Einem by the Israeli Holocaust Memorial Organization Yad Vashem.
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 ..:: Information about the works 

--> Archive of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Vienna
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 ..:: Additional Reading   

--> Literary Bibliography

 Austrian "Mediathek" of the Technical Museum Vienna

Archive of Media concerning Austrian culture and history

The "Austrian Mediathek" is a division of the Technical Museum Vienna. The archive contains over 1 Million Audio and Video Clips concerning the Austrian culture and history. --> more



..:: Audio Clips

The Cantata "An die Nachgeborenen [To Posterity]" was written for the 30th anniversary of the United Nations in New York and received its premiere on October 24th, 1975.

Excerpt from:
"To Posterity"

Deutsche Grammophon

op. 42, Cat. No.: 437 458-2
(with kind permission of the Deutsche Grammophon Company)

..:: Memorial

The house where Gottfried von Einem died in Oberdürnbach --> more

..:: Biography
In the area labeled "Composer" on this website, you will find a biography of the artist, written by Dr. Thomas Leibnitz, along with further information about the composer's works as well as audio clips of interviews and music excerpts.
..:: Foundation
The area "Foundation" is dedicated to the Gottfried von Einem Private Music Foundation, a foundation which closely conforms to the Austrian Private Foundation Law. More detailed information about the activity of the Foundation, including projects and promotion can be found there.
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