Composition for string quintet "1938" 


April 18, 2023, 7pm

Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, AT

“my theatre, my gesamtkunstwerk found the music by itself when i left the word.” – Hermann Nitsch, 1995

18 April 2023 marks the first anniversary of the artist Hermann Nitsch’s passing. To honor this occasion, the Nitsch Foundation invites to a performance of his composition for a string quintet “1938”.

The four-movement work premiered at the Nitsch Foundation in 2013 as part of the exhibition “Hören” (Listening) and was performed a second time a few months later at the nitsch museum in Mistelbach on the artist’s 74th birthday by the Weinviertel ensemble “Fieno d’Archi”.

In memory of the master of the Gesamtkunstwerk, the “Zhubanov Quintet” is now performing the piece once again.


Hermann Nitsch
Composition for string quintet “1938”

concert version 2023 arranged by Raimonda Žiūkaitė

Zhangir Zhubanov – 1st violin
Valerii Mirzoian – 2nd violin
Dmytro Ulianchenko – viola
Constantin Schöner – cello
Peter Teglas – double bass

Free admission! Limited number of participants, we kindly ask for your understanding that a seat cannot be guaranteed for all visitors.

Please register via e-mail at


Nitsch Foundation
Hegelgasse 5
1010 Vienna