Happy New Year!
unfortunately, the new year brought us back concert cancellations for our February dates. Nevertheless we are going optimistically and with anticipation into the new year, for which we wish you all the best and good luck and health!
We are looking forward to hopefully many beautiful concert moments with you!
Just a few copies left: Welcome the Limited and Hand Signed Tris Edition!
our new CD "Alles wieder gut" with Florian Boesch is now available as an exclusive edition in a trio with two more albums from Franui's recent past: "Ennui" (feat. Peter Simonischek) and "Tanz! (Franz) ". The 3-pack is held together by a poster that also serves as packing material. It shows - quite comforting in sad hours - the alpine meadow Franui in the format of a medium-sized image. On the poster, we musicians, unexpectedly given plenty of daily free time, left our signatures on the left of the alpine hut, which makes each copy unique.
This exclusive hand signed edition is not available online or in stores, only on request directly from us or from our label col legno. And since most of the copies arrived in time under the Christmas tree, there are just a few left over!
Orders by email stating the delivery address and the desired number of items via
The price per piece is € 65 (including VAT and shipping). Payment is made on account.
Have fun in advance with this unique limited edition!
Our new album has been released!
our latest CD has arrived - and it has become something very special!
Over the course of the 27 years that we, the members of Franui, have been making music, we’ve managed to hop from one cow pie to the next. It all began with playing dirges and funeral marches in the small East Tyrolean village of Innervillgraten, which is home to more or less all of us. We would tell the audience that the famous singer that was to have performed with us couldn’t find the entrance to the valley and never arrived. So we had to do it all ourselves. That’s how we titled our concerts, too: “Liederabend for Musicbanda and a missing singer”. And now the singer has arrived. He’s found his way to us, after all! His name is Florian Boesch and we are united in our lust for the liberty to really live the songs of Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Mahler (and all those that might still come our way) – and do so as we see fit: Which is to say to send them through the wringer; channel them through our brains, hearts, lungs and even our tummy ... and see what comes out at the other, metaphorical end.
These songs now form a kind of hybrid song cycle: The romantic journey of living and suffering that THE – I very nearly wrote “OUR” – singer endures, is a journey that moves us still today - and hopefully you too!
It simply ain't so
It has come true: with the successful premiere in the Salzburg House for Mozart, our latest program with puppeteer Nikolaus Habjan and the songs of the sharp-tongued word acrobat Georg Kreislers has now been launched. You can find a first impression in the trailer below. And if you want to see this program live, you will find the opportunity here.
Great Honor For Us!
We are proud to announce that Andreas Schett and Markus Kraler have been awarded the "Prize of the State Capital Innsbruck for Artistic Work 2019" on behalf of Franui! We would like to sincerely thank the city of Innsbruck, the jury and all those involved, and especially yours, our audience, who are preparing the stage for our music! THANK YOU!
It's all about boredom
Together with famous actor Peter Simonischek, we get a closer look on boredom on our album “Ennui”!
This is an album about boredom. It takes the award-winning Musicbanda Franui, accompanied by actor Peter Simonischek, away from their daily routine, back to the days of their childhood, and straight on to the graveyard. By ennui they don’t mean dull, though. Rather, it refers to a state of existential boredom, the moment when you are seized by black emptiness, when you realize the absurdity of life – or in whichever other ways this state has been described by philosophers. One of them, Kierkegaard, claimed that boredom could never be suspended by work but only by amusement.
Amusement, distraction, diversion, entertainment – or, in musical terms: divertimento. All there is left to say is: amuse yourselves!
You can buy “Ennui” here at our label col legno.
Franui @ Salzburg Festival
A very memorable event: our opening concert of the Salzburg Festival 2016, accompanied by the great Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg!
Franui | Die Strottern
Castle Elmau (GER)
Forum Ludwigsburg (GER)
Loisach Hall, Wolfratshausen (GER)
City Hall, Germering (GER)
- „Zum Niederknien schön!“ (Berliner Zeitung)
- „Eine herrliche Gratwanderung zwischen musikalischen Geschmacksgrenzen, authentischen Interpreten und unsterblichem Liedrepertoire.“ (Bayern 4 Klassik)
- „Wieder hat die schlicht grandios musizierende Gruppe zugeschlagen [...]. Ein toller Sound, heutig, vital, stimmig. Weltklasse. Top, aber Suchtgefahr.“ (Der Kurier)
- „... eine betörende Mischung aus schmerzlich-schöner Melancholie und beschwingtem Musikantentum, von ergreifendem Ernst und parodistischer Leichtigkeit.“ (Neue Züricher Zeitung)
- „Die intelligenteste Dorfkapelle der Welt!“ (Die Zeit)