Musical Sunday

  • Johannes Brahms: String Quartets op. 51 and 67
  • Timo Jouko Herrmann & Marcus Imbsweiler
  • Literature

There is a good reason why Brahms did not publish string quartets until he was 40 years old, 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 to historical models (Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn) with new techniques, above all the developing variation. The highly expressive quartets op. 51, both in minor, were followed only 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 Musical Sunday at the DAI Heidelberg, two enthusiasts of music will have their say and dive deep into the respective works with the audience: Marcus Imbsweiler publishes novels, including stories about composers; Timo Jouko Herrmann is a composer, violinist and guest conductor of the Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra.

In cooperation with Heidelberger Frühling

Brahms’ string quartets will be performed on the following dates at the Heidelberg Spring String Quartet Festival will be performed:

Ticket Prices (plus fees)

Regular price 11,90 €
Reduced price 9,90 €
Member price 6,90 €

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