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16.10.2020 | Vienna chamber music cycle

Viennese chamber music cycle by the Auner Quartet

Live broadcast from the Hofmusikkapelle | Joseph Haydn: Kaiserquartett | Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 18/6

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Viennese chamber music cycle by the Auner Quartet
Viennese chamber music cycle by the Auner Quartet

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Oct 16, 2020, 7:30 PM – Oct 23, 2020, 7:30 PM

16.10.2020 | Vienna chamber music cycle

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Joseph Haydn String Quartet in C major Op. 76 No. 3 "Kaiserquartett"

 

Allegro

Poco Adagio, Cantabile - Var. I-IV Menuetto

Finale, Presto

 

Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet Op. 18 No. 6

 

Allegro con brio Adagio ma non troppo Scherzo La Malinconia. Adagio - Allegretto quasi allegro

 

Ludwig van Beethoven, unfortunately far too little played the birthday boy this year, was a thoroughly political person. His open, also musical support of Napoleon's political ideas, nevertheless then angrily entrenched in the basement with pillows over his ears when the French troops marched into Vienna in 1805 and 1809.

Beethoven and his imperial figures, that is one thing. Beethoven and God are completely different. Generations would have preferred to stylize their classic as a self-righteous titan who defies the Most High like Prometheus in Goethe's vigorous verses. Dr. Wilhelm Sinkovicz, THE PRESS

Viewed biographically, Op. 18/6 with the "Malinconia" at the beginning indicative of the sad beginning of his long illness, which ultimately led to the loss of his hearing. The contrast between Adagio and Allegretto, with the Allegretto only an apparent redemption of Malinconia, prompted Beethoven research to see parallels with Beethoven's withdrawal from society. “I can say, I spend my life miserably, for 2 years I have been avoiding all society”, and on the other hand: “O it's so nice to live life a thousand times - for a quiet - life, no, I feel it, I am not more made for it "

For old Joseph Haydn, the “imperial hymn” was the dearest thing he had ever written. He was not as proud of any other work as this quartet, allegedly he had it played to him every day in old age. The hidden profundity of the adagio, which reveals the sensitive side of the otherwise playful composer, was so contagious that the melody is still politicized to this day. The other movements, the GEFDC theme of the first movement (Gott Erhalte Franz Den Caiser) including the musical presentation of various folk music from the multi-ethnic state, or the glorification of the imperial army in an eerie battle scene in the last movement - are at least as fascinating as the famous imperial anthem . Our prerogative to open a cycle in the court orchestra with this work.

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