Saturday SAT 25 February 2017
Anna Vinnitskaya

Anna Vinnitskaya © Gela Megrelidze (Ausschnitt)

Artemis Quartett

Artemis Quartett © Felix Broede

Artemis Quartett / Vinnitskaya

Sunday 26 February 2017
19:30 – ca. 21:20

Event has already taken place


Artemis Quartett

Vineta Sareika, Violine

Anthea Kreston, Violine

Gregor Sigl, Viola

Eckart Runge, Violoncello

Anna Vinnitskaya, Klavier


Ludwig van Beethoven

Streichquartett D-Dur op. 18/3 (1799)

Béla Bartók

Streichquartett Nr. 3 Sz 85 (1927)


Robert Schumann

Klavierquintett Es-Dur op. 44 (1842)



Robert Schumann

Klavierquintett Es-Dur op. 44 (3. Satz: Scherzo. Molto vivace) (1842)


Anna Vinnitskaya eingesprungen für Maria João Pires;

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Musical summit

If the Artemis Quartet is «one of the very good among the best,» as the «Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung» said, then the February concert of the «Artemis & Belcea» series can truly be called a musical summit. The quartet has invited Maria João Pires, one of the greatest pianists of our time, an artist who sees «music as telling the truth about a world we don’t know». Perhaps this is the source of her uncompromising, clear but always poetic and sensitive sound. It comes as no surprise that Schumann first approached the discipline of writing for the string quartet via his own instrument, the piano. Wagner wrote enthusiastically of his Piano Quintet op. 44: «It is the only salvation: beauty!» Prior to that, Beethoven made ever increasing demands on the genre of the string quartet. His Third Quartet from Opus 18 in particular can be seen as a departure to new shores. And Bartók’s Third String Quartet dazzles with its abundance of nuance, as well with energy that the Hungarian composer was able to harness for his own compositions from the intensive study of his country’s folk music.

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