– Wed 8 mei 20:15 | Opening concert – Death and the Maiden

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Wednesday 8 May | Opening concert:  Death and the Maiden

Tijd: 20:15 uur
Locatie: Nieuwe Kerk – Den Haag

Schubert – String quartet no. 14 in d-minor ‘Der Tod  und das Mädchen’.

Gordan Nikolic – violin
Eva Stegeman – violin
Hannah Strijbos – viola
Ursula Smith – cello

Janáček– String Quartet no. 1 ‘Kreutzersonate’
with narrated fragments from Tolstoy’s novella ‘De Kreutzersonate’ (in Dutch)

Pieter van Loenen – violin / Eva Stegeman – violin / Hannah Strijbos – viola / Sietse-Jan Weijenberg – cello / Ian Bok – actor/narrator

Schubert’s string quartet Der Tod und das Mädchen, one of the pillars of the chamber music repertoire, should not be missed in a festival edition in which death is the leitmotiv.

Nearly seventy-year-old Leoš Janáček writes his first string quartet in nine days in a fit of love. The Kreutzersonate, after Tolstoy’s novel of the same name, is about love, jealousy and ultimately murder….a ‘crime of passion’! Four strings and an actor make Janáček’s notes and Tolstoy’s words merge.








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