Chamber music of Romanticism with the Varian Fry Quartet
The Varian Fry Quartet, named after the American journalist and freedom fighter Varian Fry, consists of four Philharmoniker string players who came together while still students at the Karajan Academy. The programme of their present concert includes Felix Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in E flat major op. 44, No. 3, which pleased the composer himself “several hundred times better than ... the other two” works of his opus 44, and the String Quintet in C major D 956, the last and most important chamber music work by Franz Schubert.