MINETTI QUARTETT II
Haydn – Shostakovich – Schubert
Chamber music | Concert | Adults
In his Opus 20 String Quartet, which proved to be his first masterpiece in the form, the god-fearing Joseph Haydn gave thanks to “Almighty God” and “The holy Virgin Mary”. It was fear of Stalin that caused Dmitri Shostakovich to delay publication of his fourth string quartet – like other works – until after the dictator’s death. Having completed the incidental music for “Rosamunde”, Franz Schubert composed his D 804 string quartet to stave off a creative crisis. This proved successful, thanks be to God.
JOSEPH HAYDN Streichquartett in C-Dur op. 20/2
DMITRI SCHOSTAKOWITSCH Streichquartett Nr. 4 op. 83
FRANZ SCHUBERT Streichquartett in a-Moll D 804, „Rosamunde“