Franz Schmidt

More than 20 years ago, the book and the recordings in the following picture began my passion for Franz Schmidt’s music ever since.

In the 1920-1921 season of the Wiener Tonkünstler-Orchester, Franz Schmidt played the piano as soloist in 2 concerts conducted by Furtwängler. In the 1930s, Furtwängler programmed Schmidt’s Variations on a Hussar’s Song both in Vienna and Berlin. He also conducted Schmidt’s Interlude and Carnival Music of Notre Dame in Vienna.