Danish String Quartet (photo Eduardus Lee)

Doppelgänger 4

Danish String Quartet + Johannes Rostamo
Sat 12 Oct 2024 20:15 - 22:00
Sat 12 Oct 2024
20:15 - 22:00
  • Sat 12 Oct 2024
    20:15 - 22:00
    Grote Zaal


19:45 / Entreehal / Support
By students of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam

20:15 / Grote Zaal / Main programme
Thomas Adès Wreath for Franz Schubert (Dutch première)*
Franz Schubert String Quintet in C D965
Franz Schubert Die Nebensonnen from Winterreise (arr. Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen)

* commissioned by Danish String Quartet and Carnegie Hall supported by Vancouver Recital Society, Cal Performances, University of California Santa Barbara, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ and Flagey


Danish String Quartet:
Frederik Øland violin
Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen violin
Asbjørn Nørgaard viola
Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin cello

Johannes Rostamo cello

String Quintets by Schubert and Adès

The Danish String Quartet can be practically considered house musicians at the Muziekgebouw. For the fourth year in a row, the Danes are coming to Amsterdam with their project Doppelgänger, in which they combine quartets by Schubert with new contemporary compositions. Without exception, the previous editions were highlights of the concert season, and this concluding chapter of the project will be no different. Thomas Adès is performed alongside Schubert.

This time, the Danish String Quartet kicks things up a notch! Reinforced by cellist Johannes Rostamo, they will be presenting a captivating program of quintets instead of their signature quartets. One of Schubert’s very last works is String Quintet in C: he composed it two months before his death and the work was not premiered until decades later. The famous Adagio has the atmosphere of a requiem. Like Schubert, Adès composed his new quintet for an unusual ensemble with an extra cello.