From 29 September to 3 October this year’s Kammermusiktage Homburg took place under the title “face à face” with 6 concerts on 7 days. Our guests were Frank Dupree (piano), Nikolaus Friedrich (clarinet), the Liv Quartet (clarinet quartet) and the Kyklos Chambers (piano quartet).
Photo: Thorsten Wolf / Saarbrücker Zeitung
“As brilliantly as the Kammermusiktage Homburg started a week earlier, they ended on Tuesdays in front of a stately audience at Saalbau with peak chamber music works by Dvorak, Wolf and Brahms. The Vogler Quartet and its guest ensembles and guest soloists offered great surprises, flights of fancy and sometimes unleashed music-making at each of the six concerts in the past festival week.“
Saarbrücker Zeitung, Paul Krick, 05.10.2023
The Vogler Quartet provided musical delight at a chamber music open air in the courtyard of the Weiden Regional Library.
Right at the beginning, however, the audience listened in on the initially splendidly playful, almost jazzy, but subsequently astonishingly quiet and grotesque String Quartet No. 1 by Erwin Schulhoff. Already in this first piece, the individuality and the intelligent and technical feeling of the four musicians became clear.
Onetz, Helmut Kunz, 25.08.2023
The 2023/24 season will once again feature our subscription series at Konzerthaus Berlin with four concerts, each Saturday at 6:00 pm:
October 28, 2023
January 20, 2024
March 16, 2024
May 04, 2024
Info and tickets / subscriptions are available at Konzerthaus Berlin:
In the 2024/25 season we will celebrate our 40th Anniversary!
This is hard to believe.
Four decades with the same line-up (this is unique in the scene) have allowed us to grow together not only musically but also personally into a solid unit.
We thought about what we actually stand for and what we are particularly interested in. Haydn and Schubert are always part of our programs and inspire us again and again. Our complete recording of Antonin Dvorak’s string quartets will be completed this year. Dvorak’s music has accompanied us intensively through many years now and we have grown together with it. Our quartet was deeply influenced by our love of classical modern music and especially of the New Vienna School.
Giuseppe Verdi’s string quartet was featured on our first CD which we produced for BMG/RCA. Louis Théodore Gouvry’s string quartet No. 5 was a discovery for us. Rarely heard and composed in the temporal proximity to Verdi’s quartet these works, supplemented by Erwin Schulhoff’s “5 pieces for string quartet” build an exciting program.
Joseph Haydn: string quartet E flat major op. 64/6 Hob. III:64
Alban Berg: stgring quartet op. 3
Antonin Dvořák: string quartet G major op. 106
Louis Théodore Gouvy: string quartet No. 5 C minor op. 68
Erwin Schulhoff: 5 pieces for string quartet
Giuseppe Verdi: string quartet E minor
Joseph Haydn: string quartet D major op. 76/5 Hob. III:79
Anton Webern: 5 mouvements for string quartet op. 5
Franz Schubert: string quartet d minor „Death and the Maiden”
First version of Verdi’s String Quartet E minor presented in Leipzig.
The University of Leipzig, Leipzig Opera and the University of Music and Theater made an extraordinary event possible: “A string quartet never heard before”.
On 27 March, 2023 we were able to present the first version of Giuseppe Verdi’s Quartet in E minor from 1873 in the concert foyer of the Opera in Leipzig. The piece has only been heard in the revised printed version of 1876 so far.
The first version, peppered with quotations from Verdi’s operas, was recently published by Prof. Dr. Anselm Gerhard, long-time head of the Musicology Institute at the University of Bern and a recognized opera specialist, in a critical edition by Henle Verlag.
In the Lecture Concert, both version were contrasted with each other.
In March and summer 2023 we will record the next two quartets (A minor op. 16 and C major op. 61) at Börne Studios in Berlin for our complete Dvořák recording.
Four albums have already been released.
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!
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