MICHELANGELO STRING QUARTET & STUDENTS

OCTET: ENESCU, MENDELSSOHN

  • Student
  • Faculty

Artists

Michelangelo String Quartet
Mihaela Martin

Violin

Daniel Austrich

Violin

Nobuko Imai

Viola

Frans Helmerson

Violoncello

Students of the Barenboim-Said Akademie

Program

George Enescu

Octet for Strings in C Major op.7

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Octet for Strings in E-flat major Op. 20

Duration: c.: 2h 0m

In their second concert during the Quartet Week, the Michelangelo String Quartet—whose members also teach at the Barenboim-Said Akademie—are joined by Akademie students. The program features two defining compositions for the rare octet format: in Mendelssohn’s work, the different string voices flow together in an almost symphonic expansiveness, while in Enescu’s octet individual voices repeatedly break out from a dense contrapuntal web.

At the end of the season, the Quartet Week casts a spotlight on what many consider to be the quintessential chamber music format. Between June 7 and 16, eleven extraordinary international ensembles will explore both the historical development and the vast emotional scope of the string quartet genre in the intimate space of the Pierre Boulez Saal.


 

Promoter & ticket sales

Pierre Boulez Saal | Französische Straße 33 D, Berlin, Germany

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