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Das Philharmonische Tagebuch

Sat, 11. June 2011

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90th Birthday of Professor Camillo Öhlberger

On May 28, 2011, Professor Camillo Öhlberger, a bassoonist with the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic - who, along with his brother Karl (1912-2001) and his sons, Reinhard and Alexander, compose a veritable "Philharmonic Dynasty" - celebrated his 90th birthday. In addition to his musical activities, which included, in addition to the orchestra, chamber music and pedagogy, the former student of the German language and literature, wrote numerous publications. In such works as "Wien, Vienna, Weanarish (Philharmonic Escapades)", "Backstage at the Opera or New Philharmonic Escapades", Philharmonic Capers", or "New Philharmonic Capers" he portrayed the orchestra in an original and charming manner.

Camillo and Karl Öhlberger's father, Karl Öhlberger sen. who worked as a sign painter for the railroad, was the driving force behind his own house orchestra in St. Pölten and in 1919/20, due to an obvious physical similarity to Franz Schubert, sat as a model for an etching made by Eduard Ferdinand Hofecker (1887-1938) entitled "Schubert at the Cathedral Organ in St. Pölten. This etching was published in the book "Vorüber…St. Pöltner Schubertiade" von Ella Castello (St. Pölten, 1920), which due to its erudite design and the small print run of 420 copies, is today a rarity. 

 

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