LIVE RECORDING FROM THE FELSENREITSCHULE, SALZBURG FESTIVAL, 2012
Lukas Hagen(1st Violin), Rainer Schmidt(2nd Violin), Veronika Hagen(Viola), Clemens Hagen(Violoncello)
Leo Janá ek: String Quartet No. 2 Intimate Letters Soloists: Seh Yun Kim, Arsen Mehrabyan
Antonín Dvo ák: String Quartet in F major, Op. 96 American Soloists: Sarah-Jane Brodbeck, Tigran Mikayelyan
DER TOD UND DAS MÄDCHEN
Franz Schubert: String Quartet in D minor, D 810 Death and the Maiden Soloists:Yen Han, Arsen Mehrabyan
The Salzburg Festival presented a unique production in 2012: the renowned Hagen Quartett appeared together with the Zürcher Ballett. The Swiss grand master of dance Heinz Spoerlicreated three works for his Zurich Ballet set to three of the greatest works of the string-quartet literature: Leos Janá ek s string quartet Intimate Letters , Antonín Dvo ák s American Quartet and Franz Schubert s string quartet Death and the Maiden . Based in Salzburg, the Hagen Quartettis highly popular with the public for its high standard of musicality, serious artistic approach and its enthusiastic love of playing. The Hagens do not give themselves airs and graces; instead, an almost tender dedication to the composers is characteristic of their work. This is a triumph on home ground for this renowned ensemble.