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
  • Sun
    30
    Jan
    2022
    Buchen
    5:00 pmStadthalle

    Ludwig van Beethoven, string quartet op. 18/5
    Dmitri Schostakowitsch, string quartet Nr. 8 "In memory of the victims of fascism and war"
    Antonín Dvorák, string quartet op. 96 "American"

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  • Tue
    01
    Feb
    2022
    Eckernförde
    8:00 pmStadthalle

    Joaquín Turina, „La oración del torero” op. 34 for string quartet
    Marcel Tournier, "Vers la source dans le bois" and "Au matin" for harp solo
    André Caplet, „Le masque de la mort rouge“ – Conte fantastique d’après Edgar Allan Poe for harp and string quartet
    Maurice Ravel, string quartet in F major
    Claude Debussy, „Danse sacrée et Danse profane“ for harp and string quartet
    with Marie-Pierre Langlamet, harp

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  • Thu
    10
    Feb
    2022
    Berlin, THE BERLIN CYCLE
    8:00 pmPhilharmonie, Chamber Music Hall

    SUMMIT MEETING Beethoven & Bartók IV
    Ludwig van Beethoven, string quartet op. 18/4
    Bela Bartók, string quartet Nr. 4
    Ludwig van Beethoven, string quartet op. 74 "The Harp"

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  • Sat
    05
    Mar
    2022
    Wittlich
    7:00 pmKultur- und Tagungsstätte Synagoge

    SUMMIT MEETING Beethoven & Bartók
    Ludwig van Beethoven, string quartet op. 18/4
    Bela Bartók, string quartet Nr. 4
    Ludwig van Beethoven, string quartet op. 59/3

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  • Sun
    06
    Mar
    2022
    Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, THE CLASSICAL SERIES
    6:00 pmSaalbau, Festsaal

    SUMMIT MEETHING, Beethoven & Bartók IV
    Ludwig van Beethoven, string quartet op. 18/4
    Bela Bartók, string quartet Nr. 4
    Ludwig van Beethoven, string quartet op. 74 "The harp"

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