About the Event
In this highly‐anticipated concert, hear the mellifluous sounds of chamber music by Ludwig van Beethoven, Joseph Haydn and Benjamin Attahir at Berlin's treasured and world‐renowned Konzerthaus.
- Joseph Haydn – Streichquartett C‐Dur op. 76 Nr. 3 Hob III:77 („Kaiserquartett“)
- Benjamin Attahir – „Al'Asr“ für Streichquartett
- Ludwig van Beethoven – Streichquartett cis‐Moll op. 131
The Konzerthaus Berlin is a concert hall situated on the Gendarmenmarkt, the most beautiful square in the city. Built in 1821, the structure initially served as a theater. Severely damaged in the Second World War, it was rebuilt as a concert hall in 1977, with a neoclassical interior, and changed its name to reflect its new function in 1994. Consistently numbered among the top five concert halls in the world, the Konzerthaus hosts around 500 performances every year, ranging from symphony and chamber concerts featuring international stars to new music and children's concerts.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven was a German pianist and composer of the late 18th century. He is well known as the most influential composers of all time as well as crucial figure to the Classical music scene. In fact, he demonstrated his musical talent at an early age, taking lessons from his father and composer/conductor Christian Gottlob Neefe. Later, he moved to Vienna where he gained the reputation of a virtuoso pianist by composing his popular masterpieces. He created his most admired works in his last 15 years of life, all the while being almost completely deaf.