Auryn Quartet & Friends in the Rhein-Sieg-Kreis

‘Do What You Wish’: thus the motto inscribed on the back of a magical amulet in Michael Ende’s novel ‘The Neverending Story’. It promises that the bearer’s every wish will be fulfilled. The auryn – for that is what the amulet is called – lent its name to the Auryn Quartet, which has maintained a successful career for many years. Here four string players ‘do what they wish’ – and have won many awards and distinctions in the process. Taking up this motto, the Beethovenfest has asked the quartet to devise three recitals with wind­playing friends and tour the Rhine­-Sieg region with largescale chamber music for winds and strings. The result is a pooling of gems from the chamber repertoire, beginning with rarely heard pieces by Beethoven.