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Friedrich Gulda‘s variation
on the Doors’ classic, one of his most successful and
most frequently played compositions, clearly expressed his
burning enthusiasm for music.
This attitude led almost inevitably to him calling many things
into question: the tail coat, the hollow gestures of superior
art, the monolithic classical music programmes, the specialisation
of the artist, the sanctity of the concert hall, as well as
the monotony of some festivals. Friedrich Gulda saw his dedication
to “anti-bourgeois“ music as his task in life,
to which he was compelled by destiny, and he attempted to
express his conviction artistically, sometimes eccentrically
(to swim against, rather than with, the tide). No matter how
polarised, he was tangibly a serious musician; his art was
existential for him.
Consolidating and preserving the artistic heritage of Friedrich
Gulda, as well as improving its accessibility and renown are
the goals of the newly created documentation centre at Schloss
Kremsegg. The works are arranged in an interdisciplinary manner,
befitting the spirit of the artist and his many talents.
In close co-operation with his partner, Ursula Anders, and
sons, Paul and Rico Gulda, we continue to bear his torch through
the organisation of events such as concerts, symposiums and
workshops, as well as through the permanent exhibition, entitled
“Befreite Klänge” (or “Released Sounds”).
to right) Rico Gulda, Friedrich Gulda, Paul Gulda - Attersee