Flora concert 3

June 23, 2019
11 a.m.
Flora Köln, Festsaal

Johann Sebastian Bach

Two-Part Invention No. 8 BWV 779 (1723)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart/Wilhelm Friedemann Bach

Adagio and Fugue for String Trio No. 6 KV 404a (about 1782)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Adagio and Fugue for String Quartet KV 546 (1788)

Anton Bruckner

String Quintet F major WAB 112 (1879)

“If the only thing Bruckner had ever written had been the slow movement to his string quintet, his reputation would have been secured for all time,” Bruckner’s contemporaries said. This Flora concert, recounting the fascination for Bach’s universe, culminates in Bruckner’s only string quintet. No less a figure than Mozart studied the scores of Bach and his sons by arranging them for strings. Mozart’s Adagio and Fugue for String Quartet even surpasses his ingenious role models by wedding traditional technique and modern subjectivity with each other. And even without an orchestra, Bruckner always touches the gates to paradise.

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