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
  • Thu
    22
    Apr
    2021
    Berlin - canceled due to Corona measures
    8:00 pmPhilharmonie, Kammermusiksaal
    12th BERLIN CYCLE III

    BEETHOVEN & BARTÓK
    Ludwig van Beethoven, String quartet op. 18/4
    Béla Bartók, String quartet No. 4
    Ludwig van Beethoven, String quartet op. 74 „Harfenquartett“

  • Sat
    24
    Apr
    2021
    Grünstadt - postponed to season 2022/23
    8:00 pmFriedenskirche

    Program to be announced.

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  • Sun
    25
    Apr
    2021
    Neustadt/Weinstrasse
    6:00 pmSaalbau
    11th Classical Series

    The Classical Series IV
    ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
    Joaquin Turina, „Oración 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 (1878-1925), „Le Masque de la Mort Rouge“, 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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  • Sun
    09
    May
    2021
    Madrid, Spain
    7:00 pmSala de Columnas, Circulo de Bellas Artes

    SCHOSTAKOWITSCH-CYCLE MADRID IV
    Dmitri Schostakowitsch, String quartet No. 13 – 15

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  • Fri
    21
    May
    2021
    Steinfurt
    Time to be announcedBagno Konzertgalerie

    Arnold Schoenberg, string sextet "Transfigured Night"
    Johannes Brahms, string sextet in G major op. 36
    with Pauline Sachse, viola, and Gustav Rivinius, cello

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