For the past few days I have been listening to my favorite string quartet group, the Hagen Quartet, founded in Salzburg, Austria.
I have admired these performers for many years. In fact, imconducted an interview with them and listened to them play the music of Mozart when they came to Carmel, California a few years back.
If you will be in Austria soon, here is a concert that I surely would love to attend:
Chamber Concert: Hagen Quartett and Sol Gabetta, Cello
Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg: Großer Saal
Schwarzstraße 26, Salzburg, 5020, Austria
Monday 7 August 2017 at 19:30
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750) Art of Fugue (Die Kunst der Fuge), BWV1080 [Bach]: Contrapunctus I-IV
Shostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975) String Quartet No. 8 in C minor “Malinconia”, Op.110
Schubert, Franz (1797-1828) String Quintet in C major, D.956
Hagen Quartet, with Sol Gabetta Cello
Here, for your enjoyment, is one of my great favorites: The Quartet K464 by Mozart, as performed by the Hagen Quartett: