Philharmonic Chamber Music: On the trail of your own identity

(photo: Kammermusiksaal)

Chamber Music

Where do I come from, what are my roots? As part of our season’s focus on identities, the composers in this programme provide very different answers: Béla Bartók’s Second String Quartet is inspired both by the sound language of Expressionism and by the rhythms and melodies of Slavic folk music. Bedřich Smetana professes his love for his Czech homeland in his autobiographical string quartet “From My Life”. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, in turn, shows in his B flat major quartet what he learned in this genre from his fatherly friend Joseph Haydn.

Simon Roturier violin

Marlene Ito violin

Naoko Shimizu viola

Bruno Delepelaire cello

Béla Bartók

String Quartet No. 2, Sz 67

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

String Quartet in B flat major, K. 458 “The Hunt”

Bedřich Smetana

String Quartet No. 1 in E minor “From My Life”

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