June06 2019 (Thu)
7:00 PM

Mendelssohn’s Inspiration / Bennewitz Quartet

Chamber concert of the Czech leading string quartet

Maisel Synagogue | Classical Music

120 minutes | Available

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Date: June 06, 2019 | 19:00 (Thu)
Venue: Maisel Synagogue
Duration: 120 minutes
Status: Available
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The Bennewitz Quartet in Maisel Synagogue: concert of the Czech leading string quartet

Enjoy tonight's concert by one of the famous Czech string quartet recognized for its neatly crafted and powerful harmonies. Featuring a counterpoint from the Art of Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) and string quartets by Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847) and Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827).

Program: 

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)      
    Counterpoint from the Art of Fugue  
  • Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)                        
    String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13  
    Adagio – Allegro vivace
    Adagio non lento
    Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto – Allegro di molto
    Presto – Adagio non lento
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)                       
    String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132  
    Assai sostenuto – Allegro
    Allegro, ma non tanto
    Molto adagio – Andante
    Alla marcia, assai vivace
    Finale: Allegro appasionato

The Bennewitz Quartet:

Jakub Fišer / 1st violin
Štěpán Ježek / 2nd violin
Jiří Pinkas / viola
Štěpán Doležal / cello

The Bennewitz Quartet was founded in 1998. It is named after violinist Antonín Bennewitz (1833-1926), a crutial figure in the creation of the Czech violin school. In 2003, the Queen of Spain awarded them with a diploma for outstanding work at the Reina Sofía School of Music (Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía) in Madrid. A year later, the quartet was awarded the Czech Chamber Music Society Prize. In 2002–2004, the ensemble held the position of Quartet in Residence in Basel, Switzerland, where it led a course in quartet playing.

The quartet currently performs at major venues in the Czech Republic and abroad and is regularly invited to prestigious festivals, such as the Salzburger Festspiele, Luzerne Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival, Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus, the Prague Spring, and Dvořákova Praha (Dvořák's Prague).

Please note: 

  • No intermission
  • Dress code: casual 

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