Musical Sunday
Brahms: String Quartets

Tickets are available from the DAI Heidelberg.

€ 11.90 / 9.90 (reduced) / 6.90 (DAI members)

There is a good reason why Brahms did not publish string quartets until he was 40, since the genre was considered the supreme discipline of chamber music. The two quartets op. 51 are said to have been preceded by many futile attempts. Then, however, Brahms had found his own tone, which combined the linking of historical models (Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn) with new techniques, especially the developing variation. The highly expressive quartets op. 51, both in minor, were followed just two years later by the B-flat major quartet op. 67. More friendly in expression, it is just as densely worked as its predecessors - incidentally, it was composed in Ziegelhausen.

At the Musical Sunday at the DAI Heidelberg, two enthusiasts of music will have their say and dive deep into the works with the audience: Marcus Imbsweiler publishes novels, including stories about composers; Timo Jouko Herrmann is a composer, violinist and guest conductor of the Heidelberger Sinfoniker.

Brahms' string quartets will be interpreted by excellent, international ensembles on the following dates in the Heidelberger Frühling Streichquartettfest:


Tickets at DAI

Timo Jouko Herrmann


Marcus Imbsweiler


An event of the DAI Heidelberg in cooperation with Heidelberger Frühling