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.
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.
Grigori Frid: “Phädra” op. 78,1 and Piano Quintet op. 72
World premiere on CD
released on 5 February 2021
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”.
Beethoven: string quartets F major op. 18,1 / C major op. 59,3 / c sharp minor op. 131
Beethoven: string quartets A major op. 18,5 / B flat major op. 130
Beethoven: string quartets G major op. 18,2 / f minor op. 95 / E flat major op. 127
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.
International Chamber Music Festival Homburg 2021
take place from 27 September — 3 October
Under the motto “Constellations” we again welcome numerous guests such as Pauline Sachse (viola), Alexej Gorlatch (piano) and the Erlendis Guitar Quartet. With Oliver Triendl we will perform Catoire’s piano quintet which was released on CD at the beginning of this year. Accordionist Viviane Chassot is celebrating the 100th birthday of Astor Piazzolla with us and we will be heard in the Jazz and Strings programme with the Helmut Lörscher Trio.
A varied programme awaits you with works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Dvořák, Dutilleux, Mozart, Tansman and others.
On October 8, 2021, the world prmiere of a clarinet quintet by the Berlin composer Christian Jost will take place as part of the Schwetzingen Mozart Festival.
Nikolaus Friedrich plays the clarinet part.