Hans Rott Newsletter Extra (March 2004)

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Commemorative Plaque for Hans Rott

On March 31, 2004 the International Hans Rott Society will put up a commemorative plaque at the hitherto anonymous last resting-place of Viennese composer Hans Rott (1858-1884) in Vienna Central Cemetery.

Hereby, a first monument will be erected to Hans Rott - Anton Bruckner's favourite student and Gustav Mahler's fellow student - in his beloved home town. This is a long overdue step, for since the rediscovery of his Symphony No. 1 in E Major in 1989 his music is now being heard more frequently in the concert halls all over the world.

"May you enjoy the peace here Which had been snatched from you too soon in life" is the epitaph Hans Rott, who died at the age of not yet 26, had laid down in his will. 120 years later his wish will be fulfilled at long last.

The ceremony will take place on

Wednesday March 31, 2004 at 11.30 a.m.
at Vienna Central Cemetery (Wiener Zentralfriedhof),
Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 234.
Grave no. 59 is situated in group 23, row 2.

Time and place of meeting: 11.00 a.m., Tor/gate III - terminal of tram 71

In the afternoon a concert is planned at Piaristenkirche (Maria Treu church) where Hans Rott had been organist. The details will be given on March 31.

Martin Brilla


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