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Vogler Quar­tett  at Koblenz Rhein-Mosel-Halle

On Sunday, Octo­ber 16,2022 the Vogler Quar­tet and Eli­ot Quar­tet will per­form the anniversary con­cert 150 years of Koblenz Cham­ber Con­cert.

The pro­gramme includes quar­tets by Moz­art and Schul­hoff as well as the Mendels­sohn octet.

https://www.koblenzer-kammerkonzerte.de/


27 Septem­ber — 3 Octo­ber 2022
“etwas bewegt”

Dear cham­ber music friends,
times are chan­ging. Things are in motion. 

There is jus­ti­fied hope for new and last­ing per­spect­ives. To old and new cul­tur­al diversity. And music is par­tic­u­larly import­ant as a con­nect­ing and com­mu­nic­at­ive art with an uni­ver­sal lan­guage! We are very pleased to be able to present an extraordin­ar­ily col­or­ful pro­gram this year again. At our side are long-time com­pan­ions and new music­al part­ners as guests. 

The exact pro­gram can be found on our con­cert page.

Hom­burg in the sign of cham­ber music
(Saar­brück­er Zei­tung 23.9.22)
photo: Ulrike Stumm

For all string quar­tet fans there is now a “String Quar­tet Quar­tet”.
32 ensembles were selec­ted for the card game by the VAN online Magazine for Clas­sic­al Music. We are on!

More inform­a­tion can be found here:
https://van-magazin.de/streichquartett-quartett-abo/


© Frank Märzke

Our con­cert with works by Mendels­sohn, Schul­hoff and Busch in Coburg on 31 Janu­ary 2022:

“The Nazis would have banned such a con­cert
How the Vogler Quar­tet togeth­er with the alto sax­o­phon­ist Chris­ti­an Seg­mehl suc­ceed in an excit­ing encounter of music­al worlds […] Express­ive early roman­ti­cism and exper­i­ment­al sounds of the 20th cen­tury – an excit­ing mix.”
Cobur­ger Tageblatt, Jochen Ber­ger, 02.02.2022


Vol. 4 (2 CDs) of our Dvořák com­plete record­ing was pub­lished on Octo­ber 5, 2021.

String Quar­tets No. 2 in B flat major and No. 5 in F minor op. 9
Trio C major op. 74 for wo viol­ins and viola

10. Okto­ber 2021
 
Sound / Artist­ic Qual­ity / Rep­er­toirew­ert / Book­let:  5 out of 5
 
“Of con­sist­ent qual­ity
And that applies not only to the great play­ing of the Vogler Quar­tet, but also to the “qual­ity” of the com­pos­i­tions. They are “great” in a lit­er­al sense. […] Again the per­formers are out­stand­ing. As in the pre­vi­ous epis­odes, they hit the Bohemi­an col­or of this music in a par­tic­u­larly delight­ful way. Not to men­tion the tech­nic­al mas­tery. So if you really want to throw your­self into Czech cham­ber music, you’ve come to the right place with this new double CD.”
 
 

Chris­ti­an Joost’s cla­ri­net quin­tet at Schwet­zin­gen Moz­art Fest­iv­al 2021:

“The cel­eb­rated world premiere of the Vogler Quar­tet (…)
The renowned ensemble gave an impress­ive demon­stra­tion of what abso­lute music sounds like.“
Schwet­zinger Zei­tung, Maria Herlo, 12.10.2021


Finally !

On June 6th we were able to play our first con­cert with audi­ence since the end of October !

A great feel­ing in a won­der­ful loc­a­tion, the Kul­tur­brauerei Berlin.


Fur­ther releases in 2021

Georgi Catoire:
Piano Quin­tet op. 28 (1914) and Piano Quar­tet op. 31 (1916)

Rar­ity turns out to be a discovery

Ini­ti­at­or for the record­ing (at Deutsch­land­funk in Cologne in May 2020) is the pian­ist Oliv­er Triendl, our long­stand­ing cham­ber music part­ner and a proven spe­cial­ist in find­ing unknown, often wrongly for­got­ten repertoire.

The CD was released by Capric­cio on 8 Janu­ary 2021.

The album was nom­in­ated for the ICMA 2022.


Grigori Frid: “Phädra” op. 78,1 and Piano Quin­tet op. 72

World premiere on CD
released on 5 Feb­ru­ary 2021 

The album was nom­in­ated for the ICMA 2022.


Beeth­oven cycle as streaming

Our Beeth­oven cycle at Holzhau­senschloesschen Frank­furt from 11–20 Novem­ber 2020 unfor­tu­nately could not take place as planned due to the corona pandemic. 

The organ­izer Buer­ger­stif­tung Frank­furt, recor­ded three con­certs without audience. 

The con­certs can be accessed on the organizer’s media lib­rary or on our web­site under “media”.

Pro­gramme 1:
Beeth­oven: string quar­tets F major op. 18,1 / C major op. 59,3 / c sharp minor op. 131

Pro­gramme 2:
Beeth­oven: string quar­tets A major op. 18,5 / B flat major op. 130

Pro­gramme 3:
Beeth­oven: string quar­tets G major op. 18,2 / f minor op. 95 / E flat major op. 127


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Our cham­ber music series at Konzer­thaus Berlin 

Our next con­cert of the series planned for March 6, 2021 has to be can­celled. We will hope­fully be able to give you a catch-up date soon.

In the 2021/22 sea­son we hope for nor­mal con­certs with 4 dates.
Please make a note of the fol­low­ing Sat­urdays:
18.12.2021 / 29.01.2022 / 02.04.2022 / 21.05.2022

This sea­son will be a com­bin­a­tion of two catch-up con­certs from the 2020/21 sea­son with pure Beeth­oven pro­grammes and a com­bin­a­tion of Beeth­oven plus Dov­rak and Janacek. In the last con­cert — themed ‘Kreutzer Son­ata’ -, the act­or Till Wein­heimer (with a read­ing of excerpts from Tolstoi’s ‘Kreutzer Son­ata’) and the pian­ist Cas­par Frantz will be our guests.

The exact sea­son pro­gramme can be found under our projects.