Searching for musical truth

The Süddeutsche Zeitung writes: “Anyone listening to the renowned Mandelring Quartet’s four-CD box set of Mendelssohn’s chamber music for strings will be astonished by, for example, the pure pathos of the introduction to the Quartet opus 13 or the eventful compositional density of the three opus 44 quartets. The listener will be devastated by the agitated desolation of op. 80, expressing the composer’s reaction to the death of his beloved sister Fanny.”, and continues: “Thus the whole project is dominated by an enthralling blend of astringency and virtuosity.”

The Mandelring Quartet’s distinguishing characteristics are its expressivity and remarkable homogeneity. The four individual members are as one in their shared determination always to seek out the innermost core of the music Thus there is a passionate interest in the structure and crafting of the works while at the same time there is the great joy of living with the music in a sensual dimension.

Background
  • Fri
    07
    Oct
    2022
    Worpswede
    8:00 pmBötjersche Scheune

    Viktor Ullmann, string quartet Nr. 3
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, string quartet op. 44/2
    Berthold Goldschmidt, string quartet Nr. 2

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  • Sat
    08
    Oct
    2022
    Worpswede
    8:00 pmBötjersche Scheune

    Joseph Haydn, string quartet op. 71/2
    Astor Piazzolla, "Libertango" for marimba solo
    Daniel Schnyder, „Zoom In” for marimba and string quartet
    Antonín Dvorák, string quartet op. 96 "American"
    Igmar Alderete Acosta „Sones de America” for marimba and string quartet
    Leonard Bernstein “West Side Story-Suite” for marimba and string quartet

    with Katarzyna Mycka, marimba

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  • Sun
    09
    Oct
    2022
    Hamburg
    6:00 pmSasel-Haus

    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, string quartet op. 44/2
    Viktor Ullmann, string quartet Nr. 3
    Antonín Dvorák, string quartet op. 96 "American"

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  • Sat
    15
    Oct
    2022
    Grünstadt
    7:30 pmFriedenskirche

    Wolfgang A. Mozart, string quartet KV 156
    Antonín Dvorák, string quartet op. 96 "American"
    "Pennies from Heaven" - seven works of the CD to be chosen by the audience

  • Sun
    16
    Oct
    2022
    Sonthofen
    6:00 pmFiskina

    Joaquín Turina, "Oracion del Torero" for string quartet
    Marcel Tournier “Vers la source dans le bois” and “Au matin” for harp solo
    Claude Debussy “Valse romantique" for harp solo
    André Caplet „The Masque of the Read Death“ – Conte phantastique for harp and string quartet
    Maurice Ravel, string quartet
    Claude Debussy „Danses sacrée et profane“ for harp and strings

    with Marie-Pierre Langlamet, harp

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