The Heidelberger Frühling Streichquartettfest, which revolves around Mozart, kicks off with an intensive look at the early works, i.e. the quartets of the youthful Wolfgang Amadeus. The opening concert with all six ensembles of the festival starts with the very first work for this instrumentation, the "Lodi Quartet". It is named after the place of origin, Lodi, where father and son had stopped on their journey from Milan to the south in 1770. The 14-year-old is said to have written it down in the pub in the evening, as is evident from one of his letters! During his second stay in Italy, two years later, he wrote the short three-movement "Milan Quartets", entirely based on the Italian model, and in 1773 the "Vienna Quartets".
Concert with intermission
Duration approx. 1.5 hours
The concert will be recorded by SWR2 and broadcasted on January 30, 2023 as evening concert.