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Oct 25, 2011 7:30 PM

Hugo Wolf Quartet

CONCERT. Music by Smetana, Janacek, Novacek. Suggested donation $10.


Bedrich Smetana - String quartet no.2
Ottokar Nováček
- String quartet in E minor
Leoš Janáček
- String quartet no. 2, Intimate Letters

In the course of just a few short years, the Hugo Wolf Quartet has developed from a chamber music lover’s best-kept secret to one of the most sought-after string quartets of its generation. Founded in 1993 at the Vienna University for Music, the quartet received official permission by the International Hugo Wolf Society of Vienna to use the composer's name. The group’s current members are violinists Sebastian Gürtler, Régis Bringolf and Gertrud Weinmeister, and cellist Florian Berner. Internationally, the Hugo Wolf Quartet has appeared in prominent concert halls such as Wigmore Hall London, Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Symphony Hall in Birmingham, Carnegie Hall New York, Mozarteum Salzburg, Musikverein Wien, and Konzerthaus in Vienna, among many other venues. Prestigious chamber music series in which the ensemble has participated include the Frick Collection in New York, and the National Gallery and the Kreeger Museum in Washington, DC

What distinguishes this quartet from others, aside from what The New York Times calls “penetrating intensity” and The Los Angeles Times terms “urgent and impassioned” performances, is its keen and insightful programming, which includes such contemporary composers as Friedrich Cerha, Dirk D’Ase, Otto M. Zykan, Zbigniew Bargielski, and Erich Urbanner. The quartet has also included compositions by jazz musicians Kenny Wheeler and Wolfgang Muthspiel.

“A striking performance ... [they play with] with penetrating intensity.” – The New York Times
"Urgent and impassioned, but with an absolute commitment to the ideal values of every note." – Los Angeles Times

Organized by the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York in cooperation with the Czech Center  New York

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Oct 25, 2011 7:30 PM


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