Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Chamber Concert

“The Fugue and the String Quartet”
Saturday
11
May 2024
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Max Joseph Saal
Chamber concert
Sunday
12
May 2024
6:00 pm
Tutzing, Evangelische Akademie
Chamber concert

Programme

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Adagio and Fugue in C minor, KV 546
Jörg Widmann
“Versuch über die Fuge”, 5th string quartet with soprano (2005)
Ludwig van Beethoven
String quartet in B flat major, op. 130

Performers

Serafina Starke soprano
Korbinian Altenberger violin
Lorenz Chen violin
Benedict Hames viola
Jaka Stadler violoncello

Audio on demand

Online until June 27, 2024

BRSO © Stan Hema

Information about the programme

For a musician, the fugue is inextricably linked with Bach, who raised the fugue to dizzying stylistic heights. The Latin fuga means “flight” – in other words, a theme “flees” from one voice to another and is repeated at different pitches. One of the most vital, long-lasting, and eternally modern musical forms of the past and present can be experienced in this chamber concert: starting with Mozart, who savored all the techniques he discovered in Bach, continuing with Beethoven, who replaced what contemporary critics considered the incomprehensible fugue of the last movement of his Quartet op. 130 with a more accessible finale, and finally ending with Widmann, in whose work soprano Serafina Starke runs away from the fugue – or is it the other way around?

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