STREICHQUARTETT DER STAATSKAPELLE BERLIN

INTIMATE LETTERS

  • Faculty

Artists

Streichquartett der Staatskapelle Berlin
Wolfram Brandl

Violin

Krzysztof Specjal

Violin

Yulia Deyneka

Viola

Claudius Popp

Violoncello

Program

Leoš Janáček

String Quartet No. 1 "Kreutzer Sonata"

Leoš Janáček

String Quartet No. 2 "Intimate Letters"

Recitation from letters between Leoš Janáček and Kamila Stösslová - In German

Duration: c.: 1h 30m

In the summer of 1917, Leoš Janáček met Kamila Stösslová, a young woman almost 40 years his junior. His passionate love for her remained platonic, but it inspired several works written over the following years—most notably the Second String Quartet of 1928, in which Janáček told the story of this relationship, entirely without words. The Streichquartett der Staatskapelle Berlin performs his musical declaration of love, together with the composer’s First String Quartet, written in 1923. Actors will read from Kamila and Janáček’s numerous “intimate letters.”

Promoter & ticket sales

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

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