4. Chamber Music Concert

Souvenirs

With works by Bedřich Smetana, Franz Schubert and Anton Arensky
Bedřich Smetana String Quartet No. 1 in E minor „Aus meinem Leben“
Franz Schubert String Trio B flat major D 471
Anton Arensky String Quartet No. 2 in A minor op. 35

In his first string quartet, Bedřich Smetana looks back on his life and describes both the happy moments of his youth and the "inevitable fate" of his deafness. The jubilant movement of the finale breaks off abruptly and a high note is heard in the 1st violin, with which Smetana translated the beginning of his hearing loss into music. The quartet ends in a resigned mood, without a glimmer of hope. Some 60 years earlier, Franz Schubert composed his String Trio in B flat major, which, like his Symphony in B minor, remained a fragment. Together with his early string quartets, the string trio was also intended for music-making within the Schubert household: his brothers and his father played violins and cello, he himself played the viola. Russian Late Romantic Anton Arensky broke up this classical quartet formation with his String Quartet No. 2, in which he played the cello instead of the violin. He composed the quartet in 1894 in memory of his deceased friend Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky. In addition to funeral hymns from the Russian Orthodox liturgy, the quartet also contains variations on Tchaikovsky’s children’s song Legenda.
With Veronika Unger, Thomas Bilowitzki, Jan Melichar, Laurens Groll, Daniel Schwartz, Philipp Körner, Madeleine Przybyl, Alexandra Taktikos et al.

There will be an introduction 30 minutes before the concert at Mozartsaal.

Date:
Wed, December 18, 2024 19:30 h
Dec 2024
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Wed
18
19:30
Liederhalle, Mozartsaal
16 €
Cast
Musiker*innen des Staatsorchesters Stuttgart