Programs

Programs

Mandelring Quartett Programs 2019/2020 download as [PDF]

 

Program I

Summit Meeting

Ludwig van Beethoven – string quartet in D major op. 18 No. 3
Bela Bartók – string quartet No. 3
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Ludwig van Beethoven – string quartet in C major op. 59 No. 3

Program II

Vienna

Anton Webern – Slow Movement for string quartet (1905)
Anton Webern – Five Movements for string quartet (1909)
Wolfgang A. Mozart – string quartet in C major KV 465 „Dissonance Quartet”
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Johannes Brahms – string quartet in A minor op. 51 No. 2

Program III

Italy

Wolfgang A. Mozart – string quartet in D major KV 155 „Milanese Quartet“
Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936) – „Quartetto dorico“ (1924)
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Giacomo Puccini – „Crisantemi“ for string quartet
Giuseppe Verdi – string quartet in E minor

Program IV

Mandelring plus

Ludwig van Beethoven – string quartet in F minor op. 95
Fernand de la Tombelle (1854-1928) – string quartet in E major op. 36 (1897)
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Robert Schumann – piano quintet in E flat major op. 44
with Lauma Skride, piano

Program I

Summit Meeting

Ludwig van Beethoven – string quartet in D major op. 18 No. 3
Bela Bartók – string quartet No. 3
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Ludwig van Beethoven – string quartet in C major op. 59 No. 3

Program I

Summit Meeting

Ludwig van Beethoven – string quartet in D major op. 18 No. 3
Bela Bartók – string quartet No. 3
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Ludwig van Beethoven – string quartet in C major op. 59 No. 3

Program II

Vienna

Anton Webern – Slow Movement for string quartet (1905)
Anton Webern – Five Movements for string quartet (1909)
Wolfgang A. Mozart – string quartet in C major KV 465 „Dissonance Quartet”
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Johannes Brahms – string quartet in A minor op. 51 No. 2

Program III

Italy

Wolfgang A. Mozart – string quartet in D major KV 155 „Milanese Quartet“
Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936) – „Quartetto dorico“ (1924)
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Giacomo Puccini – „Crisantemi“ for string quartet
Giuseppe Verdi – string quartet in E minor

Program IV

Mandelring plus

Ludwig van Beethoven – string quartet in F minor op. 95
Fernand de la Tombelle (1854-1928) – string quartet in E major op. 36 (1897)
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Robert Schumann – piano quintet in E flat major op. 44
with Lauma Skride, piano

Program I

Genius and Insanity

W.A. Mozart – string quartet in B flat major KV 458 “The Hunt”
Viktor Ullmann – string quartet No. 3 (1942)
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Robert Schumann – string quartet in A minor op. 41/1

A programme full of contrasts. After Mozart’s bucolic, playful “Hunt Quartet”, with its wonderful duet between first violin and cello in the slow movement, comes the impact of the only surviving string quartet by Viktor Ulllmann, written in 1943 in the Theresienstadt concentration camp (the composer was murdered a year and a half later in Auschwitz). Expressive and tonally resourceful, this quartet reflects the “passion for culture which is tantamount to the will to live” (Ullmann), but also exudes his despair and foreboding, particularly in the bleak slow movement. Finally the dreamy, melodious lines of Schumann’s first string quartet, reminding us that he was also a composer of lieder, blend together with succinct, robust motifs and highly virtuosic cascades of sound to form a uniquely individual work.

Program II

Vienna, Musical Capital

Joseph Haydn – string quartet in F major op. 50/5 “A Dream”
Franz Schubert – string quartet in A minor D 804 “Rosamunde”
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Ludwig van Beethoven – string quartet no. 1 in E minor op. 59/2

Vienna breathes musical history like no other city – and in the quartets of Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert this history comes alive in the traces it left both of its brilliant imperial court and its homely folk music. Haydn’s op. 50/5 is a sunny piece full of little surprises, with a lyrical Adagio to which it owes its nickname, “A Dream”. Schubert’s“Rosamunde” quartet comes across as exceptionally melodious and immediate in its appeal; not by chance was it the only one of his quartets to be appreciated by his contemporaries. By contrast, it is hard to believe, from today’s standpoint, thatBeethoven’s second Rasumovsky quartet had audiences shaking their heads in bafflement over its “bizarre sounds”, since it has long been seen as the epitome of the classical string quartet for its perfect craftsmanship and expressivity.

Programm III

Mandelring plus

György Kurtág – Six Moments musicaux op. 44 für Streichquartett
Johannes Brahms – Streichquintett F-Dur op. 88 mit zwei Bratschen
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György Kurtág – “Arioso” für Streichquartett
Antonín Dvorák – Streichquintett Es-Dur op. 97 mit zwei Bratschen

Überbordende Klangpracht und eine reiche Farbpalette bietet dieses Programm. In aphoristischer Kürze fächert György Kurtág einen klingenden Kosmos auf; Bach hat in seinen funkelnden Miniaturen ebenso seine Spuren hinterlassen wie die Vögel aus den Parks von Paris. Eine liebliche, sonnige musikalische Landschaft, die vielleicht vom Ort ihrer Entstehung, Bad Ischl, inspiriert ist, malt Johannes Brahms in seinem ersten Streichquintett. Im „Breitwandformat“ tritt Antonín Dvořáks sogenanntes „Amerikanisches Streichquintett“ auf. Entstanden im Sommer 1893 in der tschechischen Siedlung Spillville in Iowa, ist es geprägt von dem, was Dvořák unter amerikanischer Volksmusik verstand; Pentatonik, punktierte Rhythmen und „exotische“ Wendungen treffen auf böhmische Musizierfreude.

Program with marimba

Sones de América

Astor Piazzolla (1921-92) / Eric Sammut (*1968) – “Libertango” for marimba solo
Lucas Guinot (*1972) – “Luz” for marimba and string quartet
Igmar Alderete Acosta (*1969) – “Sones de América” for marimba and string quartet
Antonín Dvorák – string quartet in F major op. 96 “American”

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Daniel Schnyder (*1961) – “Zoom in” for marimba and string quartet
Three Tangos for string quartet, arr. Werner Thomas-Mifune:
— 1. “La vi llegar”, Enrique Francini
— 2. “El 58”, Hector Varela
— 3. “Cafetin de Buenos Aires, Mariano Mores
Leonard Bernstein (1918-90) / Martin Gerigk – “West Side Story” (Suite) for marimba and string quartet

with Katarzyna Mycka, marimba

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