Martin Klett & Schumann Quartett
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): String quartet op. 76 No. 5 in D major
Béla Bartók (1881-1945): String quartet No. 2 Sz 67
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Piano quintet in F minor op. 34
About this event
Joseph Haydn’s quartets op. 76 represent the quintessence of a 40-year composing career. Alongside Haydn’s much-lauded humour, these six works are remarkable for the combination of various structural models that exploit the enormous potential inherent in the genre and inspired Haydn’s successors to emulate him. One of those was Bela Bartók, in whose second quartet we encounter an expressive, post-Romantic amalgamation of folk music, grinding chromaticism and raunchy rhythms. The genesis of Johannes Brahms’ famous Piano Quintet is no less of a roller-coaster. It started out in life as a string quintet in 1861 but Clara Schumann’s professional advice finally persuaded the composer to cast it in the form we know today. After a highly successful debut at Heidelberger Frühling 2014, the Schumann Quartet returns to Heidelberg, aided and abetted by pianist Martin Klett.
In cooperation with Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Broadcast: 3 September 15 1:05pm SWR2