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Retrospect

21 May - 11:00 h (Local Time)
FreiRaum

Photo: Matthias Leitzke

MINETTI QUARTET

Maria Ehmer, violin
Anna Knopp, violin
Milan Milojicic, viola
Leonhard Roczek, cello

Matinee on 21 May 2017 at 11:00h in the FreiRaum

The first great flourishing of the string quartet as a chamber music genre was during the Viennese classical period in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The repertoire of Vienna-based Minetti Quartett looks back on the city's rich musical heritage and presents at the Autostadt Haydn and Beethoven with the addition of Alban Berg, a representative of the Second Viennese School at the beginning of the 20th century.

THE QUARTET
Critics have praised the Minetti Quartett for their fine technical precision, flawless contours and exuberant combinations. The quartet takes its name from the Thomas Bernhard play of the same name. The four musicians are regular guests at Europe's most prestigious concert halls, such as the Berliner Philharmonie and the Konserthuset Stockholm, as well as at renowned chamber music festivals. They also go on regular concert tours to the United States, Australia, Japan and China.

After completing their individual soloist studies at Vienna's University of Music and Performing Arts in 2010, the Minetti Quartett are now focused primarily on their string quartet. Their most significant teachers and role models include Johannes Meissl, Hatto Beyerle, the members of the Alban Berg Quartett, and the Artemis Quartett in Berlin. They themselves now regularly teach master classes at American universities, at the Sonoro chamber music festival in Cuernavaca, Mexico and at the Osttiroler Streichertage in East Tyrol, Austria.

PROGRAM

Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
String quartet in B-flat major, op. 76, no. 4 "Sunrise"

Alban Berg (1885–1935)
Lyric suite for string quartet

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
String quartet in E-flat major, op. 127