OUR COMPOSER F. x. Frenzel
AN ARTISTIC AUTHOR OF NEO-BAROQUE
He calls himself F. X. Frenzel. He is the only one composer of the Neo-Baroque music in Austria. The
author of numerous works fascinates critiques and audience for years – despite or rather due to the
mysterious aura that surrounds him. Nobody knows exactly what to expect from F. X. Frenzel.
Friedemann Katt was born in 1945 in Mittelwalde in Silesia and grew up in Mauterndorf in Lungau. The son of musical parents had a formative musical education already in his childhood. After his studies of composition in Vienna, Katt worked as organist and music teacher. Since 1989 he has been working mainly as a composer.
Dr. Clemens Hellsberg, longtime chairman of the Vienna Philharmonic, is not only a friend of Friedemann Katt and an admirer of Franz Xaver Frenzel, but also a dedicatee of one his works. The violin concerto in A major, called also as Hellsberg concert, impresses not only with its extraordinary connection of depth with musical ease. His symphonic poem "De Rerum Natura - On the Nature of Things", which deals with the development of human life, is also worth mentioning.
There were some attempts to create a portrait of his life, there is also his own manuscript and his music of course. However, nobody knows exactly who he is. Franz Xaver Frenzel’s real name is Friedemann Katt and lives in Ried in Upper Austria. He has created an alter ego – an artistic figure who not only composes but also edits music. During this “cooperation” in previous years, several works for orchestra and chamber music in various ensembles was created. He composed not only symphonies and oratorios but also concerts, musicals and movie music with (Neo-)Baroque elements with the influence of swing, tango and czardas.
AN EXTRAORDINARY ARTIST IN THE ROMANTIK HOTEL GOLDENER STERN
Romantik Hotel Goldener Stern connects with Frenzel alias Friedemann Katt a long-lasting friendship.
This is the reason why his works accompany you during your visit on our website. The playlist contains:
1. Hellsberg concert (Excerpt 1)
2. Hellsberg concert (Excerpt 2)
3. Hellsberg concert (Excerpt 3)
4. Weddingconcert (Excerpt )
5. Piano concert (Excerpt 1)
6. Piano concert (Excerpt 2)
7. Piano concert (Excerpt 3)
8. Piano concert (Excerpt 4)