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2014-10-18 Minguet Quartett with Andreas Klein

The Audience as Critic – Saturday, October 18, 2014

Minguet Quartett Photo: Frank Rossbach

MINGUET QUARTETT with ANDREAS KLEIN, piano

Ulrich Isfort, Annette Reisinger*, violins
Aroa Sorin**, viola
Matthias Diener, cello

“FIVE INTO ONE”

Mozart: Quartet in D minor, No. 15, K. 421

Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23

Mendelssohn: Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80

Bach: Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052

Audience Comments:

Excellent piano playing. Very good playing altogether. Very enjoyable evening. The Bach was fantastic both by quartet and pianist. (HT)

Andreas Klein Photo: Marco Borggieve

I am moved to say that the Mendelssohn quartet was amazing! Great program. (Anonymous)

Fantastic! Pianist and Minguet! More of such groups! (Anonymous)

Very elegant playing. I have never heard the opening of the Mozart played so softly, nor the trio or the third movement played so finely. The Mendelssohn was suitably passionate, the Bach very lyrical and very sprightly in the last movement. An excellent concert. (LD)

The Bach + Mendelssohn was splendid! Wonderful to have a violist who could step in so seamlessly. (MT)

Mozart – Refined, elegant, and wonderful blend of parts. 4 great talents that make up a most complete and delightful sound. Chopin – Expressive and intense – technique that made a demanding selection both relaxed and easy. (Anon)

Mendelssohn- again colourful, energetic – in a word, delightful. (Anon)

Bach – Clean, clear – a kaleidoscope of careful measured dynamics…The allegro bounced along with energy and joy. (VH)

* Annette Reisinger (violin) was replaced by Rebecca Hennemann.

**Aroa Sorin (viola) was replaced by Caitlin Boyle from the Cecilia String Quartet.