An Evening with Daniel Gortler and Daniel Johanssen


Wednesday, March 2, 2022
7 – 9 pm
Austrian Cultural Forum New York, 11 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022

This program is at capacity. To be added to the wait list please email [email protected]

Join us Wednesday and Thursday, March 2 and 3, at the Austrian Cultural Forum for two evenings of music with Israeli pianist Daniel Gortler and tenor Daniel Johannsen. The program will feature works by Franz Schubert (1797 Vienna – 1828 Vienna) and Ernst Krenek (1900 Vienna – 1991 Palm Springs, CA) and is inspired by Edmund de Waal’s novel The Hare with Amber Eyes and the exhibition of the same name currently on view at the Jewish Museum.

Doors open at 6:30 pm. There will be a 15-minute intermission on both evenings.


Franz Schubert 
Sehnsucht (Friedrich von Schiller), op. 39, D 636 (1821)
​Drang in die Ferne (Karl Gottfried von Leitner), op. 71, D 770 (1823)
Aufenthalt (Ludwig Rellstab), D 957/5 (1828)

​Willkommen und Abschied (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe), op. 56/1, D 767 (1822)
Der Wanderer an den Mond (Johann Gabriel Seidl), op. 80/1, D 870 (1826)
Abschied (Rellstab), D 957/7 (1828)

Ernst Krenek 
Excerpts from “Reisebuch aus den österreichischen Alpen” (after own lyrics), op. 62 (1929)

​Franz Schubert
​Der Wanderer (Philipp Georg Schmidt von Lübeck), op. 4/1, D 493 (1816)
Das Lied im Grünen (Johann Anton Friedrich Reil), op. posth. 115/1, D 917 (1827)
​In der Ferne (Rellstab), D 957/6 (1828)


Franz Schubert
Piano Sonata no. 21 in B flat major, D 960 (1828)


All visitors will be required to wear a mask covering both mouth and nose at all times within the building.

In compliance with New York state law, proof of vaccination, as well as an I.D., will be required upon entry. Proof of vaccination may include a CDC Vaccination Card, an NYC Vaccination Record, NYC Covid Safe App, Excelsior Pass, or an official immunization record from outside NYC or the U.S., showing proof of receipt of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use or licensed for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization.


Acclaimed Israeli pianist Daniel Gortler has performed as soloist with the Houston, San Francisco, New World, Atlanta and San Francisco, Swiss Romande symphony orchestras, philharmonic orchestras of Israel, London, and working among others with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Christoph Eschenbach, Michael Tilson Thomas, Valery Gergiev, Yoel Levi, Franz Welzer-Moest, Manfred Honeck, Justus Frantz, Dan Ettinger, Ilan Volkov, Steven Sloane, Mendi Rodan, Yoav Talmi, Noam Sheriff, Yuri Ahronovich, Leonid Grin, Nir Kabaretti, Daniel Cohen and Doron Salomon. Gortler performed as soloist with all orchestras in Israel. Gortler has performed recitals in veneus such as Wigmore Hall, London, 92nd street Y, NYC, Mogador, Paris and has taken part at the Houston, Jerusalem, Luzern, Schleswig-Holstein and Verbier music festivals. As an avid chamber musician he has performed with artists among – Bo Skovhus, Nikolaj Znaider, David Garrett, Itamar Zorman, Giora Schmitt, Sergey Ostrovski, Asi Matathias, Daniel Guedes, Steven Isserlis, Raz Kohn, Zvi plesser, Sharon Rostorf-Zamir, Yael Levita, Daniel Johannsen, Sylvia Schwarz, David Adam Moore, and is a founder member of the Tel-Aviv Schubertiade festival. In the USA, Daniel Gortler has recently performed recitals at the Museum of Art in Cleveland, and at Symphony Space in New York, as well at Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Museum, 92 Street Y, Morgan Library, Jewish Museum, NYU and Rockefeller Universities.


Commenting on a 2011 song recital given by Daniel Johannsen and Helmut Deutsch in Munich, the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” wrote: “This captivating musicianship is driven by good taste, literally representing pure art.” Born in Vienna in 1978 and a student of Robert Holl and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, art song performance is close to Daniel Johannsen’s heart. His repertoire comprises almost 400 settings in German, French, and English, which he has performed with piano partners such as Graham Johnson and Kristian Bezuidenhout. He studied at the University of Music, Vienna, and successfully participated in many competitions (Bach, Schumann, Mozart, Wigmore Hall), winning prizes at an early age. His performances have taken place in the big musical centers of the world. As a highly sought-after Bach-interpreter, he is a regular guest of “All of Bach” and the J.S. Bach Foundation St. Gallen. He performs at major festivals and has sung under the batons of Nikolaus Harnoncourt and René Jacobs, for example with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Daniel Johannsen has also established himself in opera, performing at the Vienna Volksoper, Munich’s Gärtnerplatztheater, and the Leipzig Opera.

Daniel Gortler (left) and Daniel Johanssen (right)