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Christian Altenburger, Foto: Moritz Schell

The sound of (Viennese) strings
Christian Altenburger in the MuTh

The well-balanced interplay of eight string instruments: this must be among the finest things that chamber music has to offer. Each in their inimitable style, both Dmitri Shostakovich and Felix Mendelssohn explored the possibilities of this format with great imagination and masterly skill, resulting in two of the most marvellous works for large-scale chamber ensemble. No less masterful are Beethoven’s Opus 9 String Trios, whose clarity and power of expression foretell the majesty of the Opus 18 String Quartets.

Dmitri Shostakovich: Prelude and Scherzo for String Octet, Op. 11
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Trio in C minor, Op. 9 No.3
Felix Mendelssohn: String Octet in E flat major, Op. 20

Tickets: Band A €35/ B €30/ C €25; box seats €45
Children and young people: A €20 / B €15 / C €9

  • Violin: Christian Altenburger
  • Violin: Lydia Altenburger
  • Viola: Thomas Selditz
  • Cello: Reinhard Latzko
  • Various strings: Various mdw students