Harald Hoffmann

Hagen Quartet

Dvorak, Shostakovich
Fri 21 Apr ’23 20:15 uur

Mozart - String Quartet no. 22
Sjostakovitsj - String Quartet no. 2
Mozart - String Quartet no. 23

Fri 21 Apr ’23
20:15 uur
  • Fri 21 Apr ’23
    20:15 uur
    Small Hall

The Hagen Quartet belongs to a category of its own. The quartet has an exclusive record deal with Deutsche Grammophon, under which label they have recorded fifty highly acclaimed CDs that won Diapasons d’Or, Echo Classics and Gramophone Awards. 

Dmitry Shostakovich can ben seen as the 20th century Beethoven. Grand in his symphonies but the most personal in his string quartets. He wrote a series of 15 between 1938 and 1974. One could listen to them as a diary of a split life. Shostakovich had to adhere to the demands of the Soviet dictatorship, but he couldn't help but express what lived inside him. His loneliness as well as the struggle of an indiviual against the supreme  power of the state can be heard in his emotional string quartet music.

To keep waiting times at the bar to an absolute minimum, we have implemented a cash-free interval. A drink is included in your ticket, so you'll have more time to enjoy your company and your drink.