Berthold Cvach, Anna Wagner
12.11.2019, 19 Uhr

Music: J.S.Bach, S.Prokofiev (piano)
J.Pachelbel, O.Messiaen, G.Bales (organ)

Discovering Macomb / the Photographs of Anna Wagner

September 15 2019 – October 19 2019

WCI Arts Center

Initiated and organized by



Transformed 2

22.5. 2019, 19 Uhr

Berthold Cvach : Bild – Musik – Bild

Anna Wagner : J.S. Bach und S.Prokofiev

Kunstraum in den Ringstrassen Galerien
Kärntnerring 9-13/144 (Obergeschoss)


Ein Projekt im Rahmen von „Dialog Kunst und Medizin.”

Berthold Cvach, Roman Mihaljevic, Anna Wagner

24.5. 2018, 19 Uhr
Galerie Wohlleb, Seidlgasse 23, 1030 Wien

The back wall of a one story building in Macomb. It must have been painted a long time ago, as its white color has already come off on several spots.
I had passed this wall many times and hardly noticed it.
When passing it on a wintry afternoon the setting sun had turned this unattractive wall into a golden beauty. It was breathtaking.
The structures of the bricks, usually hardly perceived in broad daylight had now been transformed into ornaments, woven into the golden surface of the wall.
The structure of the wall had not changed at all, it was only the light which had transformed the ugly wall into a stunning beauty.

Symbols in music, like dots and lines, also need a “light” to shine on them to transform them into something magical.

The third part of the show – after intermission – will begin with my photographs of the wall and its transformation, followed by music from Debussy and Satie.

First part:
Berthold Cvach : From one tone to a melody and to chords.

Second part:
Roman Mihaljevic : The brain of professional musicians and the way parts of it work together.

 LIFE CLASS Macomb 2018

Wednesdays, Feb. 7, 14 and 21

From “light and color” to a clean and textured style.
Music from Debussy, Faure and Satie

Marietta Dean, Anna Wagner

Schubert – who?

Marietta Dean, Anna Wagner

Oskar Kokoschka and Ruth Schonthal

Keith Holz, Anna Wagner

Giving matters

Linda Andrews, Anna Wagner

Vienna: Musical Crossroads

Marietta Dean, Anna Wagner





Ruth Schonthal (1924 – 2006): Self Portrait of the Artist as an older woman.
George Gershwin (1898 – 1937): 3 Preludes


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Three Chorale Preludes Johann Sebastian Bach
Andrew Carter ( born 1937): Dance for Joy
Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847): Sonata II

Piano and Organ:

Clifford Demarest: (1874 – 1946): Fantasie

Linda Andrews (organ) and Anna Wagner (piano)

After the concert a reception will be held at Fellowship Hall.

This fundraiser will also contain a series of photos by Anna Wagner, presented to the audience at the reception.
The selected photos beneath originate  from Vienna as well as Chicago.

Read the article in the “Mcdonough Voice ” about our project

Franz Schubert, a name familiar to most people.

Music, beautiful touching music in so many ways. Schubert without Vienna – a no go. Definitely.

Playing his music at the piano throughout my entire life and teaching Schubert songs at the University for so many years were some of the best experiences in my life ever. And yet, after all these years the mystery of his music is as untouchable as ever.

Yehudi Menuhin, the wonderful violinist, once said, “Music lifts the edge of the veil, which covers hidden mysteries.” Another musician, responding to this many years ago, said, “And after this short moment the veil will sink back and cover again what is meant to be hidden anyway.” A truly intelligent answer.

The program will be split into 3 parts.

2 Impromptus
Photos, I took at the most relevant Schubert-related places in Vienna
2 Impromptus

Schubert – a genius. His music – a light, far away in the dark. But it shines and one can only try to come closer. Not more.



Saturday, June 18 at 7 p.m
Quo Vadis, Stephansplatz 6, 1010 Wien

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Schubert „gegoogelt”.

Dann weiss man Alles was nötig ist und kann ihn „ einordnen”. Glück gehabt, denn nun weiss man wo’s lang geht.

Oder trennt man die Bereiche, die Musik und sein Leben? Unter dem Motto: „Kunst pur und sonst nichts“ ? Ein sicheres Feld, da kann schon einmal gar nichts passieren. Und selber ist man „aus dem Schneider”.

Und wenn man seine Zweifel hat an all dem ? Was dann?
Muss man auf Alles eine Antwort haben und ist es die Aufgabe der Kunst, Antworten zu geben ? So unter dem Motto :„ Bei mir bist Du sicher? “ Keine Fragen, keine Zweifel; einfach schön und zum Genuss unbedenklich geeignet.

Bilder seiner Umgebung, seiner Freunde; die Zeit und ihre Verwerfungen, persönliche Eindrücke und Prägungen dessen, was man hört, sieht und in weitestem Masse erfährt.

Bausteine, die ein Bild ergeben? Oder öffnet man eine Tür – mit viel Mühe manchmal -, und hinter dieser Türe haben sich viele andere verschlossene Türen verborgen?

Einem Genie kann man sich nur nähern, nicht mehr.


Am Samstag, 18. Juni um 19 Uhr 
Quo Vadis, Stephansplatz 6, 1010 Wien

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