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Minetti Quartett, Foto: Moritz Schell Minetti Quartett, Foto: Moritz Schell

Minetti Quartet: Haydn, Bartók and Dvořák
Milestones of the String Quartet literature / Rescheduled due to coronavirus

In 1799, Haydn and Beethoven received identical commissions: to compose six string quartets for Prince Lobkowitz. Whereas Beethoven finished all six quartets, developing a completely new style in Op. 18 of his cycle, Haydn completed just two. That said, these two works represent the culmination of his achievements, and in places they foretell the style of the Romantic composers that followed.

Dvořák also experimented with his style. After visiting the USA and travelling between New York and Iowa, he allowed his impressions of the “New World” to influence his Op. 96 quartet.

Bartók’s Third String Quartet was awarded the Metropole Philadelphia Chamber Music Prize. Experimental in form (a multiple-movement format in a single-movement structure) and uncompromising in its voicing and harmony, it represents a milestone in the string quartet repertoire.

Programme:
Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in G major, Op. 77 no. 1
Béla Bartók: String Quartet no. 3, Sz. 85
Antonín Dvořák: String Quartet in F major, Op. 96, “The American Quartet”

Tickets: Band A €38/ B €33/ C €28; box seats €48; MuTh Club Students, children and young people: A €20 / B €15 / C €9

  • Violin: Maria hmer
  • Violin: Anna Knopp
  • Viola: Milan Milojicic
  • Cello: Leonhard Roczek