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
  • Sat
    22
    Jun
    2024
    Nussdorf am Hausberg/Austria, near Salzburg
    7:00 pmSt. Pankraz Church

    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy / Aribert Reimann, selected sogns for soprano and string quartet
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, string quartet op. 13
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, string quartet  op. 44 Nr. 1

    with Marianna Herzig, soprano
    presentation: Mirjam Jessa

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  • Sat
    29
    Jun
    2024
    Höchstädt an der Donau
    7:00 pmHöchstädt Castle

    Franz Schubert, string quartet in G minor D 173
    Claude Debussy, string quartet in G minor op. 10
    Antonin Dvorak, string quartet in F major op. 96 "American"

     

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  • Sun
    30
    Jun
    2024
    Fürth
    7:30 pmStadttheater, großes Haus

    Ludwig van Beethoven, string quartet in B major op. 18/6
    Béla Bartók, string quartet No. 6
    Ludwig van Beethoven, string quartet in F major op. 135

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