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.

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  • Tue
    31
    Jan
    2023
    Vitoria, Spain
    7:30 pmVital Fundazioa Kulturunea

    Ludiwig van Beethoven, string quartet op. 18/5
    Béla Bartok, string quartet no. 5
    Ludwig van Beethoven, string quartet op. 95

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  • Wed
    01
    Feb
    2023
    Barcelona, Spain
    8:00 pmPalau de la Música

    Ferran Cruixent, string quartet "Post Lucem"
    Franz Liszt/Aribert Reimann, seven songs for string quartet and baritone
    Ferran Cruixent, "Metaverse one" for string quartet and baritone
    Ludwig van Beethoven, string quartet op. 95 "Quartetto serioso"

    with Konstantin Krimmel, Baritone

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  • Sun
    12
    Feb
    2023
    Neustadt/Weinstraße, THE CLASSICAL SERIES
    6:00 pmSaalbau, Festsaal

    SUMMIT MEETING
    Ludiwig van Beethoven, string quartet op. 18/5
    Béla Bartok, string quartet no. 5
    Ludwig van Beethoven, string quartet op. 95 "Quartetto serioso"

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  • Sat
    04
    Mar
    2023
    Bilbao, Spain

    Leos Janácek, string quartet no. 1 "Kreutzer Sonata"
    Bedrich Smetana, string quartet no. 1 "From my life"

    concert location and time to be announced

  • Sun
    05
    Mar
    2023
    Bilbao, Spain

    Benjamin Britten, string quartet no. 3
    Leos Janácek, string quartet no. 2 "Intimate Letters"

    concert location and time to be announced