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Christine Raphael Foundation

  • Pauluskirche Zehlendorf Paulus Saal, 4 Teltower Damm Berlin, Berlin, 14169 Germany (map)

Be transported to Vienna at the dawn of the 19th century, as Acacia Quartet pay homage to one of classical music’s most influential patrons.

Prince Joseph Lobkowitz played a pivotal role in the creation of two of the finest works in the string quartet canon: Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, Op. 77 'Lobkowitz', Haydn’s swan song in the genre that he invented, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 10 in E flat Major Op. 74 'Harp', written in a state of relaxed mastery thanks to the financial support of his patron.

In between those two masterpieces Acacia will present Günter Raphael’s String Quartet No. 1 in e Minor, Op. 5, composed in 1924, an example of his early composition style. This early composition style, bound in part to tradition, made the music world listen because of his very personal thematic writing combined with a versatile developmental artistry.

Earlier Event: May 4
Christine Raphael Foundation
Later Event: June 18
Sydney Opera House