Sunday, 16_12_2018 11 a.m. | Festsaal im Münchner Künstlerhaus | 3rd Chamber Music Concert | Save date

»Masterpieces«

Joseph Haydn

"Since Haydn, a symphony is no longer a mere source of fun, but rather a matter of life or death," said Johannes Brahms paying homage to the musical accomplishments of Franz Joseph Haydn, who created trail-blazing works in almost every genre. ...  more

Streichquartett D-Dur op. 64,5 Hob. III: 63 "Lerchen-Quartett"

Anton Webern

Along with his teacher, Arnold Schönberg, and Alban Berg, Anton Webern (born on December 12th 1883 in Vienna) formed the so-called "Second Viennese School", which made a major contribution to the development of modern music in the 20th century. Like...  more

"Langsamer Satz" (Slow movement) for string quartet (1905) arranged for string orchestra by Gerard Schwarz

Franz Schubert

With the compositions of Franz Schubert, a new sound entered music history: a cantabile tenderness, which, time and again, completely unexpectedly shifts into an evocation of dark depression and fateful, inescapable catastrophe. These abrupt mood...  more

Movement for String Quartet C minor D 703

Intermission

Antonín Dvořák

Born on September 19th 1841 in today´s Czech Republic, Antonín Dvořák was regarded by his contemporaries as a kind of composing "nature boy" - inspired, unacademic and drawing directly from the sources of Czech and Slavic folklore, he ranks along...  more

String Quartet F-major, Opus 96 ("American")

 

Couch Odette, Violin

Odette Couch began studying the violin at the age of seven. At eleven she was accepted as a junior student at the Amsterdam Music Academy. Starting in 1985, she continued her studies in Baltimore and New York. She was first a pupil and then an...  more

Clément Courtin, Violin

Born in the French city of Lille, the musician began playing the violin at the age of eight; from 1995 to 1997 he studied in Paris with Suzanne Gessner. After that Clément Courtin joined Igor Oistrakh's class in Brussels, where, after studying for...  more

Wolfgang Berg, Viola

Greatly influenced by his teachers, Rainer Moog and Hariolf Schlichtig, as well as the members of the Amadeus String Quartet, Wolfgang Berg concluded his studies at the Music Academy of Cologne by passing a concert examination. He was solo violist...  more

Thomas Ruge, Cello

The musician comes from Bremen and studied the violoncello most recently with Ottomar Borwitzky at Berlin´s Karajan Academy. While still a student he was principal cellist in various orchestras, such as the European Youth Orchestra and the Lucerne...  more