2018.02.24 19.30

Grand Hall

Andreas Ottensamer & Kelemen Quartet

At Home in the Liszt Academy

Andreas Ottensamer & Kelemen Quartet

Dvořák:
Cypresses – string quartet cycle
Mozart:
String Quintet No. 17 in B major, K. 458 (‘The Hunt’)
intermission
Brahms:
Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115
Andreas Ottensamer (clarinet) Kelemen Quartet: Barnabás Kelemen, Katalin Kokas (violin), Gábor Homoki (viola), László Fenyő (cello)

For their February At Home in the Liszt Academy concert, Kelemen Quartet combine a regularly featured Brahms chamber work with one composition each from the pen of Dvořák and Mozart. It is an interesting parallel that, in one particular aspect, the private lives of Dvořák and Mozart worked out in a similar way: they both married the sisters of their first love. Dvořák poured his youthful disappointment in love into the movements of the song cycle Cypresses, 12 of the original 18 songs being used later for string quartet. Mozart’s String Quintet in B major (K. 458) belongs in his so-called ‘Haydn quartets’ series. ‘The Hunt’ refers to the opening motif of the first movement, and the composer himself also used this name for his string quartet. The concert closes with the Clarinet Quintet in B minor by Brahms, which the Kelemen Quartet perform in partnership with half-Hungarian Andreas Ottensamer, solo clarinettist with the Berlin Philharmonics. Ottensamer’s Brahms recording published in 2015 was awarded the instrumental album of the year prize by Echo Klassik.

Organizer: Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets: HUF 1 400, 2 100, 3 500, 4 900, 5 600