Music for the World
Through works by Haydn, Shostakovich and Dohnanyi, a string quartet from Ensemble Hermes will explore music that in its own way has a relationship to our surroundings. The three works each give their perspective on nature, times of crisis and returning to our roots. Haydn, who was also the inventor of the string quartet genre, found in his 5th string quartet, named the Larch Quartet, inspiration from nature and bird life. The very gloomy 8th String Quartet by Shostakovich is dedicated to the victims of fascism and war and finds its inspiration in the tragic memories of World War II and the oppressive politics of Russia at that time. Dohnanyi came from Hungary and found a natural inspiration in his music from the Hungarian folk music. In his string trio one can hear how he returns to his roots with Hungarian melodies composed in neo-romantic style.
Free admission - no ticket reservation required.