String Quartet Op. 135 by Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the most significant chamber music achievements of all time. The connection between Beethoven and Wagner is also important for the history of music, because it is not possible to understand Wagner if we do not understand Beethoven. Wagner began his professional career as a conductor and became famous as the greatest performer of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony of his time. What he learned by studying the score and orchestration solutions of this piece largely reflected on the further development and work of Richard Wagner, whose 3rd act of his opera Siegfried, we will have the opportunity to hear at this concert, performed by soloists from of the world’s foremost opera houses.
Instead of previously announced Simone Schröder, who is unable to perform due to illness, Karin Lovelius will stand in.