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.