About the Event
In this highly‐anticipated concert, hear the mellifluous sounds of chamber music by Mozart, Bartók and Dubugnon at Berlin's treasured and world‐renowned Philharmonie Berlin.
The Philharmonie is a concert hall opened in 1963 in West Berlin. It is considered the musical heart of the German capital, as well as the new urban centre after the fall of the infamous Berlin Wall. Its distinctive bright yellow exterior and unusual tent‐like shape quickly made it a city landmark. The surprising design and architecture were initially viewed negatively by many, but the Philharmonie is now considered a model for concert halls worldwide. The architect, Hans Scharoun, aimed to design a concert hall in which the focal point — the musicians on the concert platform — is equally visible from every seat, an aim that gave rise to the hall's unusual shape. Since its inauguration, the Berliner Philharmonie has hosted numerous concerts, often featuring acclaimed soloists and conductors.
- Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Fünf vierstimmige Fugen aus Bachs Wohltemperiertem Klavier II. Teil KV 405
- Dubugnon, Richard – Säkulare Suite (basierend auf Werken von J. S. Bach)
- Bartók, Béla – Streichquartett Nr. 6 D‐Dur Sz 114
|String Quartet:|| Quatuor Ebène |
The Quatuor Ebène has studied extensively with the Ysaye Quartet in Paris as well as with the eminent Gábor Takács, Eberhard Feltz et György Kurtág. Since its dramatic 2004 triumph at the prestigious ARD international competition in Munich, where the quartet was also awarded five additional special prizes, the Ebènes have gone on to win the Forberg‐Schneider Foundation’s Belmont Prize in 2005. It has since remained close to the foundation, which very generously arranged to have the quartet outfitted with several unique Italian instruments, on loan to the quartet members from private owners.