German Quartets

Music Chapel Festival

18:00 Flagey, Studio 1

Bach to Mendelssohn

Karski Quartet
Kaja Nowak, violin
Natalia Kotarba, violin
Diede Verpoest, viola
Julia Kotarba, cello
F. Mendelssohn: 4 pieces for string quartet, No. 3, in E minor, op. 81, Capriccio, MWV. R 32

L. van Beethoven: String quartet No. 15, in A minor, op. 132
III. Heiliger Dankgesang eines Genesenen and die Gottheit, in der lydiscen
Tonart – Molto adagio – Andante

F. Mendelssohn : String Quartet No. 2, in A major, op. 13, MWV. R 22
I. Adagio – Allegro vivace
II. Adagio non lento
III. Intermezzo. Allegretto con moto – Allegro di molto
IV. Presto – Adagio non lento

The quartet op. 13 shows the admiration Mendelssohn had for Beethoven, because the tonality, the beginning of the first movement, as well as certain thematic contours, are reminiscent of op. 132. The remarkable Finale, which freely recapitulates the themes scattered in the first three movements, is a tribute to the finale of the – a tribute to the finale of the Ninth Symphony? – elevates Mendelssohn as a worthy heir to his model.


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