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
  • Wed
    27
    Jan
    2021
    Berlin - cancelled
    8:00 pmPhilharmonie, Kammermusiksaal
    12th BERLIN CYCLE II

    MANDELRING PLUS
    Joseph Haydn, String quartet op. 76/2 „Quintenquartett“
    Alexander Glasunow, String quintet op.39
    Franz Schubert, String qunitet C major
    with Camille Thomas, Violoncello

  • Sun
    14
    Feb
    2021
    Neustadt/Weinstrasse
    6:00 pmSaalbau
    11th CLASSICAL SERIES

    „MINIMAX“ – HUMOR MIT MUSIK
    Joseph Haydn, String quartet op. 33/2 „Der Scherz“
    Antonín Dvorák, String quartet op. 96 „Amerikanisches“
    Paul Hindemith „Minimax“ & „Ouvertüre zum Fliegenden Holländer wie sie eine schlechte Kurkapelle morgens um 7 vom Blatt spielt“

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  • Sun
    21
    Feb
    2021
    Bückeburg
    5:00 pmSchloss Bückeburg

    Wolfgang A. Mozart, String quartet KV 155 „Mailänder Quartett“
    Ludwig van Beethoven, String quartet op.18/3
    Ernst von Dohnányi, Piano quintet No. 1
    with Almut Preuß-Niemeyer, Piano

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  • Sun
    07
    Mar
    2021
    Madrid, Spain
    7:00 pmSala de Columnas, Circulo de Bellas Artes

    SCHOSTAKOWITSCH-CYCLE MADRID II
    Dmitri Schostakowitsch, String quartet No. 5 – 8

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  • Sun
    11
    Apr
    2021
    Madrid, Spain
    7:00 pmSala de Columnas, Circulo de Bellas Artes

    SCHOSTAKOWITSCH-CYCLE MADRID III
    Dmitri Schostakowitsch, String quartet No. 9 – 12

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