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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  • Sun
    28
    Nov
    2021
    THE CLASSICAL SERIES, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse
    6:00 pmSaalbau, Festsaal

    LIFE LINES, concert talk on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of death of Berthold Goldschmidt
    Berthold Goldschmidt (1903-1996), string quartet Nr. 4 (1992), dedicated to the Mandelring Quartett
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, string quartet op. 80
    Berthold Goldschmidt, string quartet Nr. 2 (1936)

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  • Thu
    16
    Dec
    2021
    THE BERLIN CYCLE, Berlin
    8:00 pmPhilharmonie, Chamber Music Hall

    ESPRIT ET COULEURS, CD RELEASE CONCERT
    Wolfgang A. Mozart, string quartet KV 428
    Jean Rivier, string quartet Nr. 1
    Claude Debussy, string quartet op. 10

  • Sun
    23
    Jan
    2022
    THE CLASSICAL SERIES, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse
    6:00 pmSaalbau, Festsaal

    MANDELRING PLUS
    Joseph Haydn, string quartet op. 76/2 "The Fifths"
    Alexander Glasunow, string quintet op. 39
    Franz Schubert, string quintet D 956
    with Camille Thomas, cello

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  • Thu
    10
    Feb
    2022
    THE BERLIN CYCLE, Berlin
    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"

  • Sun
    06
    Mar
    2022
    THE CLASSICAL SERIES, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse
    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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