Xiaoming Wang, First Violin
Sebastian Bohren, Second Violin
Lech Antonio Uszynski, Viola
Maja Weber, Cello
W. A. Mozart: String Quartet No. 22 in B-flat major, KV 589
A. Webern: Langsamer Satz for String Quartet
J. Brahms: String Quartet No. 3 in B-flat major, op. 67
L. van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, op. 95, “Serioso”
W. A. Mozart: String Quartet No. 21 in D major, KV 575
M. Ravel: String Quartet in F Major
Just imagine four Stradivari, perfect musical instruments, in the hands of four highly talented musicians who bring out of them all the height and depth of human emotion that music can express! This incredible combination becomes reality as the Stradivari Quartett takes to the stage in two riveting performances telling stirring musical tales that reach the hearts of anyone able and willing to listen.
During his “Golden Period (c. 1700-1720),” Antonio Stradivari created the world’s best-known string instruments. Since Stradivari found the perfect balance between expressive tone and volume, his unique and almost mythical creations remain unrivalled to this day. The four instruments featured in this two spellbinding programmes are: the “Aurea” (violin, 1715), a slim and manoeuvrable instrument presumably proportioned according to the “golden ratio” (sectio aurea ); the “King George” (violin, 1710), once in the possession of King George III of England; the “Gibson” (viola, 1734), made when Stradivari was 90 years old; and the “Suggia” (cello, 1717) named after exceptional Portuguese cellist Guilhermina Suggia, an instrument that produces unrivaled warmth and depth of tone. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime experience!
Special thanks: Habisreutinger Stradivari Foundation
Duration: approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, including one interval