Date(s) - 16/Dec/2016
String quintets with Double-Bass from the 19th Century
In a programme of Antonín Dvořák: Waltzes Op. 54; String quintet Op. 18 and Franz Lachner: String quintet Op. 121
Hannah Sophie Wagner, violin
Olga Becker, violin
Constanze Marggraf, viola
Martin Fuchs, cello
Günter Fischer, double bass
In 1988, five musicians from the Wurttemberg Philharmonic Orchestra in Reutlingen (South Germany), decided to create a rather special string quintet, with two violins, one viola, one cello and one double bass, to explore new directions next to their orchestral activities and develop projects that would take them a long way from the usual duties of classically trained musicians.
According to Südwestrundfunk Radio 2 (one of the leading classical music radio stations in Germany) they cross over the boundaries between serious and light music. What used to be light is now serious, what is light today will be serious tomorrow. Therefore the only criterion, quality, is the motto of this group, a motto to which they have always been faithful. They are not afraid of novelty which, together with creativity, governs their activities. Their programs are always carefully researched and constructed.