Musik & Theater

(c) Moritz Schell

Wiener Meister (Viennese Masters)
Minetti Quartet in the MuTh

* abgespielt

Alban Berg’s Opus 3 has been part of the Minetti Quartet’s repertoire since their early days. Over the intervening years it has lost none of its fascination or explosive immediacy. Even today, more than a hundred years after its composition, the piece still stands as a milestone of the modern period.

It is quite possible that Haydn’s Opus 33 string quartets, which were composed “in a completely new way”, had a similarly “modern” impact on the Vienna audience of 1781. Schubert’s G major quartet proved to be the last of his string quartet creations, even though the composer was only 29 years old! This monumental work breached every musical and technical limit of its time. The piece embodies radical conflict; its scope encompasses major and minor, life and death, man and God.

Joseph Haydn: String quartet in E flat major, Op. 33 No. 2, “The joke”
Alban Berg : String quartet Op. 3
Franz Schubert: String quartet in G major, D 887

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