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Sun 24.9.2017, 8 p.m., 2017-9-24T20:00 Beethoven-Haus Bonn

With deepest sentiment

Quatuor Diotima
Yun-Peng Zhao (Violin)
Constance Ronzatti (Violin)
Franck Chevalier (Viola)
Pierre Morlet (Cello)

Luigi Nono:
‘Fragmente – Stille, An Diotima’

Ludwig van Beethoven:
String quartet no. 15 in A minor, op. 132 (‘Galitzin Quartet II’)

STRING QUARTET WEEKEND V

Quatuor Diotima has long been a familiar guest in the world’s great concert halls. Besides the classical repertoire, this fabulous French quartet also focuses on contemporary music. Its name consciously refers to Luigi Nono’s famous string quartet, ‘Fragments – Silence, To Diotima’. Premièred in Bad Godesberg, this piece is distinguished by lines of Hölderlin woven into the score and ‘islands of sound’ poised on the brink of imperceptibility. A quote from music history serves as its expression mark: ‘Mit innigster Empfindung’ (with deepest sentiment). The same words are prefixed to the ‘Heiliger Dankgesang’ from Beethoven’s String Quartet op. 132, making Nono’s work a response from afar to Beethoven’s masterpiece.

Quatuor Diotima © Verena Chen

Quatuor Diotima © Verena Chen

Beethoven: string quartet op. 132 (iTunes)

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