From the Quartet Book 2009

Concert series and film programme by the Rosamunde String Quartet of Munich

In this four-part concert series, the Rosamunde String Quartet combined a film programme with performances of classical chamber music and works by contemporary composers, some of which had never been performed in Germany before. The works by Joseph Haydn were the main focus of the 2009 programme with thematically related pieces by contemporary composers, such as the Russian-born Boris Yoffe, Tigran Mansurian from Armenia and Arvo Pärt from Estonia. The concerts were performed together with films of a similar theme, such as "The Color of Pomegranates" by the Armenian director Sergei Parajanov, shown to a work by the composer Mansurian, and the film "The Gospel According to St. Matthew" by Pier Paolo Pasolini, shown to Joseph Haydn's "The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross".
Public rehearsals and discussions with the musicians were an important feature of the project. These events were especially targeted at school children and college students in hopes of better acquainting them with chamber music and getting them interested in cross-disciplinary artistic performances.

Musicians: Andreas Reiner (AT), Diane Pascal (AT), Helmut Nicolai, Anja Lechner.
Composers: Avo Pärt (EST), Boris Yoffe (IL), Tigran Mansurian (ARM), David Halladijan (ARM/CH) and others

Venues and schedule:
Bavarian Academy of the Fine Arts, Munich: 21-23 Jan., 4-5 Apr., 20-22 May,14-16 Oct. 2009


Rosamunde Quartett München

Baaderstraße 62

80469 München (external link, opens in a new window)