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
  • 06 OCT 2020

    Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain

    Teatro Guiniguada

    Fanny Hensel, string quartet in E flat major
    Clara Schumann, Nocturne op. 6/2 for piano
    Rebecca Clarke, Sonata for viola and piano
    Sofia Gubaidulina, Chaconne for piano
    Amy Beach, piano quintet
    with Sophia Hase, piano


  • 11 OCT 2020

    Schwäbisch Hall

    17:00 & 19:00, Arche

    Ludwig van Beethoven, string quartet op. 18/4
    Edvard Grieg, string quartet Nr. 1


  • 18 OCT 2020

    Neustadt
    11th CLASSICAL SERIES

    17:00 & 20:00, Saalbau

    EUROPEAN MOSAIC
    Edvard Grieg, string quartet Nr. 1
    Aulis Sallinen, string quartet Nr. 5 “Pieces of Mosaic”
    Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky, string quartet Nr. 1


  • 15 NOV 2020

    Madrid, Spain
    SHOSTAKOVICH CYCLE MADRID I

    19:00, Sala de Columnas, Circulo de Bellas Artes

    Dmitri Schostakowitsch, string quartets Nos. 1 – 4


  • 28 NOV 2020

    Buchholz

    19:30, Aula of the Albert-Einstein-Gymnasium

    Ludwig van Beethoven, string quartet op. 18/4
    Béla Bartók, string quartet Nr. 4
    Johannes Brahms, piano quintet in F minor
    with Michael Dorner, piano


  • 01 DEC 2020

    Berlin
    12th BERLIN CYCLE I

    20:00, Philharmonie, Chamber Music Hall

    BEETHOVEN & BARTÓK
    Ludwig van Beethoven, string quartet op. 18/4
    Béla Bartók, string quartet Nr. 4
    Ludwig van Beethoven, string quartet op. 74 “Harp Quartet”


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