Saturday, 18. March 2023, 8.00 pm
Munich, Max Joseph Saal

Sunday, 19. March 2023, 6.00 pm
Tutzing, Evangelische Akademie


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
String quartet d-minor, KV 421

Jörg Widmann
String quartett no. 2 "Choralquartett" (2003)


Johannes Brahms
Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115

Christopher Patrick Corbett, Clarinet

Münchner Streichquartett

Korbinian Altenberger, Violin

Stephan Hoever, Violin

Mathias Schessl, Viola

Jan Mischlich, Cello

Klarinette © Antonia Schwarz

information about the programme

Once again the Munich String Quartet has fashioned an exquisitely calibrated programme. The six quartets that Mozart composed between 1782 and 1785 are dedicated “to his dear friend Joseph Haydn” in response to Haydn’s great quartet cycle op. 33. The only minore work in the set is K 421, which stands out with its urgent emotionality and its mood of sadness and resignation. Similarly, Jörg Widmann’s Chorale Quartet of 2003 would, as the composer himself concedes, be inconceivable without the knowledge of a specific work by Haydn. The “shocking intensity” of the consecutive slow movements in Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Our Redeemer on the Cross was in Widmann’s mind when he wrote his Chorale Quartet – “a single slow movement” full of “ultimate sounds that come from nowhere and lead to nowhere”. In Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet the aura of farewell and plaintive melancholy is bathed in a mild light, sustained by the warm timbres of the clarinet.

The concert on the radio

On Thursday, March 30th 2023, BR-KLASSIK will broadcast a recording of the concert on the radio at 8.05 pm.

More about the broadcast

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