Moments with Matangi - Thème Russe

We are going to continue our Moments with Matangi series this season. For a moment it was exciting whether it could continue because of all corona rules, the decision is made. On October 2 and 4 we will play our program Thème Russe in Amsterdam and The Hague. A versatile program with Beethoven and Shostakovich and Borodin.

Alexander Borodin - Scherzo

Ludwig van Beethoven - Stringquartet op. 59 no. 2

Dmitri Shostakovich - Stringquartet no .8

October 2 8.30 p.m. - Nieuwe Kerk, Den Haag
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October 4 3.30 p.m. - De Duif, Amsterdam
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(Unlike usual, our concert is in De Duif instead of the Amstelkerk. This is due to a renovation there)

In 1808, Count Razoemovsky, Russian Ambassador in Vienna, founded a string quartet associated with his house consisting of Ignaz Schuppanzigh, Josef Mayseder, Franz Weiss and Anton Kraft. Razumovsky was known as a skilled player of the Torban, a Ukrainian teorbe. Because he ordered three string quartets from Beethoven (op.59), his name has remained known. In two of the quartets, Beethoven introduced "Russian" themes as a compliment to his patron. With this program, the Matangis pay tribute to this patron of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven, whose 250th birthday will be celebrated in the 2020/2021 cultural season. In addition to Beethoven's string quartet op.59/2 with a much recurring "Thème Russe" in the third movement, the Matangis play Borodin's "Scherzo" from "Les Vendredis" and Dmitri Schostakovich's famous 8th string quartet.

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