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Artemis Quartett / Felix Broede

Friends of Flagey series: Artemis Quartett

This concert is part of the Friends of Flagey series. Would you also like to become a Friend? Find out more about it here. This concert also takes place on September 28 for the general public.

The Artemis Quartett returns to Flagey to inaugurate our series of string-quartet concerts with a tribute to Ludwig von Beethoven. And it is no coincidence that Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 2 will feature alongside one of the great Razumovsky quartets. Young Mendelssohn was a teenager when he had his first rapturous encounter with Beethoven’s string quartets. When he learned of the death of his idol in 1827, he wrote his famous string quartet, arguably the most passionate of his works, in just a few months.