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Concert: Tetzlaff Quartett und Christian Tetzlaff solo

After the Tetzlaff Quartet has played works by Beethoven and Shostakovich at the Herrenhausen Gallery on May 24, Christian Tetzlaff will give a late-night concert.

Three women and a man with violins © Georgina Bertazzi

Tetzlaff Quartett

Even alongside the wildest string movements by Shostakovich or Bartók, the radical and uncompromising sound of the Grand Fugue op. 133 still sounds totally modern. Beethoven's "String Quartet op. 130", with this fugue as its original finale, is probably one of his most visionary compositions.

The Tetzlaff Quartet precedes it with the "String Quartet no. 11. op. 122" by Dmitri Shostakovich, from the year 1966. This piece comes at a turning-point in the composer’s late work, which is increasingly characterised by emptiness, mourning and melancholy. As expressed in the elegiac stance of this quartet, which only shifts into sarcasm in the 'Scherzo' and 'Humoresque'. Its seven movements are played without a break, and their long solos and duets give the individual voices almost as much space as the full sound of the ensemble.

Beethoven’s quartet from 1825/26, in contrast, has an extremely concentrated and varied effect. In its specific architecture with six movement it clearly approaches the song of the 'Cavatina' as its emotional centre. After this the 'Grand Fugue' seems to be all the more compositionally pioneering, and points far ahead into the 20th century.

Following the concert with his quartet, Christian Tetzlaff can be heard in a special 30 minute late-night concert with Béla Bartók's "Sonata for Solo Violin", from 1944. In a kind of symphonic rhapsody of the greatest virtuosity, Bartók combines a remarkable variety of musical elements that contrast folkloric allusions with sharp dissonances and quarter-tone passages.

Main Event: > Kunstfestspiele Herrenhausen 2018 - all the infos
Event(s): 24.05.2018 
from 19:30 to 21:30 o'clock

Galerie Herrenhausen

  • Herrenhäuser Straße 3a
  • 30419 Hannover
Tickets 26,00 / 36,00 / 40,00 / 46,00 Euros
reduced from 13,00 Euros
Christian Tetzlaff solo (box office only) 10,00 Euros
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Blick in den schmuckvollen Hauptsaal der Galerie Herrenhausen © Hassan Mahramzadeh