Tetzl ff

String quartets in admiration
Salle de Musique de Chambre
Tetzlaff Quartet posing next to trees
©: Giorgia Bertazzi

What you'll hear and see

The music

  • Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Streichquartett op. 13
  • Jörg Widmann Streichquartett N° 2 «Choralquartett»
  • Johannes Brahms Streichquartett op. 51/2

The artists

  • Tetzlaff Quartett
  • Christian Tetzlaff violin
  • Elisabeth Kufferath violin
  • Hanna Weinmeister viola
  • Tanja Tetzlaff cello

The Tetzlaff Quartett’s programme comprises three works written in admiration of other composers.

The very young Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy draws inspiration from Ludwig van Beethoven for his first quartet, while Jörg Widmann pays homage to Joseph Haydn and his monumental Seven Last Words of Christ, and Johannes Brahms, as well, embraces the writing of his predecessors, adding a mastery of counterpoint reminiscent of Johann Sebastian Bach.