Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Adagio and Fugue in C minor KV 546
Five Fugues KV 405 after J. S. Bach
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
String Quartet in A minor op. 13
Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet op. 59/3 „Rasumowsky“
When Bach was alive the string quartet had not yet been invented. Thus there are no original works for this king of disciplines available from the cantor of St Thomas church. That string quartets have a firm place in the Bach Festival is due to the hard work of arrangers and, even more so, to composers who base their work on Bach. Thus in this matinee we hear a Bach transcription by Mozart, Mendelssohn’s A minor quartet which quotes Bach and one of Beethoven’s famous Razumovsky quartets whose final fugue would hardly be imaginable without Bach.
With this rather untypical homage to Bach the Mandelring Quartet introduces itself, a quartet which in the last decades has had a continuous place in the first rank of European string quartets. Since 2015 the three siblings, Sebastian, Nanette and Bernhard Schmidt have been complemented by the viola player, Andreas Willwohl who once studied at the Belvedere (specialist music school in Weimar) and therefore appears in his home location in the Bach Festival.
tickets 30 € | 15 €
concessions 25 € | 10 €
2 € surcharge for tickets purchased on the door