Happy Birthday, Rudolf Buchbinder!

On the occasion of Rudolf Buchbinder’s 70th birthday on 1 December 2016, ORF III congratulates him with a program on 27 November 27 2016 that is especially dedicated to him. Rudolf Buchbinder’s musical career and his versatility are documented in a multifaceted way during an entire day.

Further to the ORF programme, Rudolf Buchbinder is also featured on 3sat: “Mythos Beethoven”, a series in six episodes, is being broadcast in December. In it, Rudolf Buchbinder entertainingly explains and deconstructs the Beethoven piano sonatas. His readings of Beethoven’s piano works have set standards throughout his career, and he is renowned as the leading performer of the piano sonatas.

The broadcasts on ORF at a glance
Sunday, November 27, 2016, ORF III – Erlebnis Bühne
9 am | Matinee from Grafenegg – Buchbinder &friends
Rudolf Buchbinder plays chamber music at the Grafenegg festival.
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano trio in C minor, Op. 1 No. 3
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano trio in D major, Op. 70 No. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano trio in E-flat major, Op. 70 No. 2
Rainer Küchl, Violin
Franz Bartolomey, Violoncello
Rudolf Buchbinder, Piano
10:35 am | Music international 1969
The ORF airs one of the earliest recordings of Rudolf Buchbinder and his “Wiener Klaviertrio”, filmed during a concert tour to London. A documented journey during which Buchbinder’s humorous as well as his musical traits are showcased!
Fréderic Chopin: Etude Op. 25 No. 1
Claude Debussy: Suite for piano
6:10 pm | 10 years Grafenegg Festival
Grafenegg is an unparalleled international success story. As culture manager and “engine” of the festival, Rudolf Buchbinder has brought renowned artists and orchestras from all over the world to Lower Austria, already starting in the very first season; during the course of the past 10 years, this list has continuously increased. For the anniversary, Stephanie Holzschuster has put together the most beautiful moments with a wide musical range, from Haydn to Gershwin, from Mozart to Lehár.
7:40 pm | Rudolf Buchbinder – The pianist
For his 60th birthday, Rudolf Buchbinder welcomed ORF director Michael Fischer to his home and granted him some insights into his life. Private as well as artistic partners like his wife Agi Buchbinder, Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Peter Alexander and many more talk about his personality, his musical career, his talent and his style.
8:15 pm | Best of Grafenegg – His Master’s Choice!
Rudolf Buchbinder looks back at the past ten years as artistic director of the Grafenegg festival and presents his personal highlights, as well as memorable events of the festival’s history.
9:25 pm | The “Long night with Rudolf Buchbinder” – All five Piano Concertos by Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
Wiener Philharmoniker
Rudolf Buchbinder, Klavier


The broadcasts on 3sat at a glance

Sunday, December 3 | 9 pm and 9:30 pm

Sunday, December 10 | 10:15 pm and 10:45 pm

Sunday, December 17 | 10:30 pm and 11 pm


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