The New York string quartet Brooklyn Rider starts its residence at the 2023 Beethovenfest with Avi Avital, star of the mandolin.
Quintettino »La Musica Notturna delle strade di Madrid« in C Major, op. 30, arr. for mandolin and string quartet
Prelude for Solo Mandolin
»Entr’acte« for String Quartet
»Time and Again« for Mandolin and String Quartet
»Kunst der Fugue« (excerpts), arr. for Mandolin and String Quartet
»Chaconne«, from Partita No. 2 for Violin in D Minor, BWV 1004, arr. for mandolin
»Obrigado« for Mandolin and String Quartet
»Arum dem Fayer« for Mandolin and String Quartet (EU premiere)
»Love Potion, Expired«, arr. for string quartet
Konzertdauer ca. 120 Min.
Avi Avital has single-handedly raised the mandolin’s profile to new heights around the world – and he continues to pursue his mission of commissioning new music for this instrument. He has the best-possible partner for that work in the adventurous New York string quartet Brooklyn Rider. The ensemble commissioned several of the works featured on the programme. They also perform arrangements of piano music by J. S. Bach and of Luigi Boccherini’s humorous Madrid night music.
Deutsche Welle festival concert
Concert recording by Deutsche Welle and WDR