Edvard Grieg String quartet G minor, op. 27
Pavel Haas String quartet No. 2 Von den Affenbergen with drum kit, op. 7
André Jolivet Heptade for trumpet and percussion
"In aesthetic terms, my aim is to return music to its original function within the realms of magic and invocation," explained the composer André Jolivet, born in Paris in 1905. He brought a completely new colour to French music with his wild and exotic tonal language. He found his inspiration in traditional non-European music as well as in twelve-tone music and jazz. The latter also inspired the Brno-born Pavel Haas. In his String Quartet No. 2, in which percussion is added, clear jazz elements can be heard. The work was written after a trip to the so-called Moravian "monkey mountains". He wrote: "This whole carefree work is dominated by the impulse of movement - either the steady rhythm of the open landscape and birdsong, or the irregular rumble of village carts, the warm beating of the human heart, the cold play of moonlight or the wild end of a boisterous night". Nature was also an important source of inspiration for the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. He composed his String Quartet in G minor in 1877 in the Hardanger region, surrounded by picturesque fjords and majestic waterfalls.
With Veronika Unger, Lilian Scheliga, Daniel Schwartz, Philipp Körner, Nicola Lolli, Jan Melichar, Olivier Marger, Christoph Wiedmann, Alexander Kirn, Marc Strobel u. a.
There will be an introduction 30 minutes before the concert at Mozartsaal.