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3. Chamber Concert 2021: Arisva String Quartet

Kölnischer Kunstverein, Hahnenstraße 6, 50667 Köln

Mozart & Mendelssohn

The concert of the Arisva Quartet 2020 has to be canceled due to the 1st lockdown in spring. We have therefore decided to invite the quartet again with a new program in 2021.

In addition to the great chamber music works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Schumann and Dmitri Schostakowitsch, one of the focal points of the quartet's musical work is on the lesser-heard works of late Romanticism and classical modernism. Here the Arisva Quartet shows its brilliant skills with interpretations of great clarity and musical depth.

The Westdeutsche Zeitung (WAZ) headlined after their concert in the Dortmund Philharmonic:
“Arisva Quartet competes with world-class ensembles - In Mendelssohn's String Quartet op. 44 one was amazed not only by the exceptionally beautiful, homogeneous sound, but also by the perfection. Nevertheless, the rapidly played corner movements sounded exciting and very exciting. To play so quick-tempered and yet accurate and tonal is an art. In doing so, the Arisva Quartet competed with world-class ensembles. "

At the chamber concerts, the Arisva Quartet combines Mendeslssohn's op. 13 - which the composer composed when he was only 18 years old - with Mozart's so-called "Hunt-Quartet" KV 458. A work that Mozart together with five other quartets dedicated to his friend Joseph Haydn.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791):
Streichquartett „Jagd-Quartett“ B-Dur, KV 458 (1784)
1. Allegro vivace assai
2. Menuetto. Moderato
3. Adagio
4. Allegro assai

- interval -

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847):
String Quartet No. 2 A minor Op. 13, 1827
Adagio – Allegro vivace
1. Adagio non lento
2. Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto – Allegro di molto
3. Presto – Adagio non lento

Alexander Prushinskiy, 1st violin
Svetlana Shtraub, 2nd violin
Aliaksandr Senazhenski, viola
Risto Rajakorpi, cello (substitution for Risto Rajakorpi due to illness)


Sponsors of the chamber concerts

The Cologne Chamber Concerts at the Kunstverein take place with the support of the Cultural Office of the City of Cologne. As well as our board of trustees and supporting members of the Kölner Klassik Ensemble e.V.. From 2020-2022, the series was also funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science NRW and the RheinEnergie Stiftung Kultur. 2022 also by the Kunststiftung NRW.

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