FUX online
Fux-online offers comprehensive information on Johann Joseph Fux (ca. 1660–1741), the most important composer of the Austrian baroque. It provides texts about Fux and Fux research as well as additions to the scientific edition Johann Joseph Fux – Works. For chosen works, practical performance materials (parts) are made freely available at Fux-online. In addition, the website offers link-lists to digitized manuscripts, portraits and other editions.

Fux concertato

As a supplement to the edition Johann Joseph Fux - Werke published by Hollitzer, performance materials are made available as open access in the Fux concertato series. It includes material for volumes that have already been published (as in the case of Messe K 34a = volume 1 of the works edition) as well as editions specially prepared for music practice (as with the motet K 165, cf. the illustration). These result from collaborations with renowned festivals such as the styriarte or the Resonanzen as well as other performances. Works that for various reasons are not included in the printed series can appear online. As a rule, a conductor's score, parts and accompanying texts (music-historical introduction, critical report, song texts, etc.) are offered as PDFs.
 


 

News

Ö1 "Nisi Dominus"

On 9 August 2021, 2:05 p.m. Ö1 broadcasts a concert of the styriarte (recorded on 10.7.2021 in the parish church of Stainz). Performed was the Dixit Dominus in G minor HWV 232 by Handel, the Magnificat in G minor RV 610 by Vivaldi and at the beginning the "Nisi Dominus" from the Vespers K 68 by Fux. The Arnold Schoenberg Choir under the direction of Jordi Savall appears. The musical material was prepared according to the source in the ÖNB as part of the ÖAW long-term project "J. J. Fux - Werke".

CD release Dafne in lauro

A new recording of the opera Dafne in lauro has been presented by Alfredo Bernardini and the Ensemble Zefiro. It is based on the 2019 styriarte production and offers a welcome addition to the older recording with René Clemencic. The score was compiled as part of the long term project "Fux" of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Fux.OPERNFEST Vol. 4 with Psiche

The fourth edition of the styriarte's Fux Opera Festival, which has been held annually since 2018, brought a rarity of Viennese baroque opera to the stage in the form of the Serenata Psiche. In a fabulously beautiful but also witty and ironic production (Adrián Schvarzstein) in the arcade courtyard of Eggenberg Castle in Graz, the five vocal soloists (leading roles: Carlotta Colombo, Monica Piccinini, Raffaele Pe) offered music theatre of the highest order. The Arnold Schoenberg Choir (rehearsal: Erwin Ortner) set special sonic highlights this year, while the Ensemble Zefiro under the sovereign direction of Alfredo Bernardini has already become a constant at Fux operas in Graz. A sample can be seen at https://styriarte.com/mediathek/amor-und-psyche.
The collaboration with the Styrian Music Festival and Alfredo Bernardini, which has been in place since 2018, proved particularly exciting for this year's production. As part of the ÖAW's long-term project "Johann Joseph Fux - Werke" (Johann Joseph Fux - Works), a mixed version was created that added two arias with recitatives and two choruses to the parts composed by Fux in 1720/22, which had been supplemented by Antonio Caldara for the first performance in 1720 (due to Fux being unable to perform due to illness).
The relatively complex source situation thus became the occasion for a delightful dialogue between two quite different musical styles. The Covid situation meant that both the score and the orchestral parts still had to be adapted during rehearsals due to necessary cuts and strokes. Fortunately, the conception of the Fux edition is flexible enough - in addition to the print edition for scholars, open access material for practitioners is also offered - to overcome such challenges.
A video recording of the Graz performance of Fux's Psiche will be available on the styriarte homepage from 4.7.2021.

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Förderung durch die MA 7 der Stadt Wien

We are pleased that the work on the Fux edition and the development of Fux-online and the database are again receiving project funding from the City of Vienna, Kulturabteilung, Wissenschafts- und Forschungsförderung (MA 7).

CD release Fux arias

A CD recording with selected arias by Fux has been released, interpreted by Maria Ladurner (soprano). The arias are from better-known and partly still unpublished operas and oratorios by Fux, including Julo Acanio, Dafne in lauro, Giunone placata, Il Testamento, and La Deposizione. An interesting cross-section of the music-dramatic works of the court composer and chapelmaster.
 

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CD release Gesù Cristo

A CD recording of the oratorio Gesù Cristo negato da Pietro with the ensemble Ars Antiqua Austria conducted by Gunar Letzbor has been released. The concert performance took place on January 24th, 2020 at the Vienna Konzerthaus as part of the Resonanzen Festival. This recording will be broadcast on   NDR   on March 29, 2021 (8:00-10:00 p.m.).
To this occasion, performance materials have been prepared, which will be published in the practice series Fux concertato.

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styriarte 2021

June 25, 2021: The Fux Opera Festival at the styriarte continues with the Serenata Psiche (1720/22). This operatic rarity will be heard for the first time in 300 years, with a specially created version (slightly shortened and with some numbers added by Antonio Caldara) being performed.

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Antonio Canova, Amore e Psiche (1793, Louvre)

New release: "Dafne in lauro"

Just appeared: The opera Dafne in lauro (FuxWV II.2.11 / K 308) has been published in our series Johann Joseph Fux - Werke in the publishing house Hollitzer-Verlag.

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Postcript to styriarte 2020

Opening concert on TV broadcast on ORF III (July 4, 9:00 a.m.) (ORF Mediathek, 6 days available), image gallery, reviews, opening and the Fux concerto still on video streaming and at July, 6 on Ö1 (radio broadcast)

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Project funding from the City of Vienna

The Fux team is pleased that our Fux projects are again receiving project funding from the City of Vienna, Kulturabteilung, Wissenschafts- und Forschungsförderung (MA 7).

Older contributions from this category can be found in the archive and in the list with past events.


Concerts

are listed in the menu "Events" and in the menus "Past events".


The contents of this portal are constantly being expanded. A database with a catalogue of works is in progress, which will enable a quick search for work numbers and titles. Relevant information for performance practice – such as keys, instrumentation and editions – is also recorded. A Fux bibliography is also successively built up along with the database, which can be used as a reference list until the searchable database is published.

For further information, comments and questions, please contact us at info[at]fux-online.at

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