Yesterday the ingenious Alban Berg Quartett gave it’s last concert in Vienna at the Konzerthaus;
the Ensemble, founded in Vienna in 1971, has been one of the most amazing string quartets in the world and many contemporary composeres dedicated them special works: so e.g. Berio, Lutoslawski, Schnittke, Urbanner and Rihm

read more about the ABQ here

and listen to ABQ’s phantastic interpretation of Schubert, String Quintett C Major
Günter Pichler: Violine
Gerhard Schulz: Violine
Isabel Charisius: Viola
Valentin Erben: Violoncello

together with Heinrich Schiff: Violoncello

This was the farewell concert:

Alban Berg Quartett
Freitag, 20. Juni 2008, 19:30 – ca. 21:40 Uhr
Konzerthaus, Großer Saal

Alban Berg Quartett, Streichquartett
Heinrich Schiff, Violoncello
Alois Posch, Kontrabass
Elisabeth Leonskaja, Klavier

Franz Schubert
Klavierquintett A-Dur D 667 «Forellenquintett» (1819)
Streichquintett C-Dur D 956 (1828)

Afterwards we were not only invited to the after concert reception but had also the great pleasure to talk personally with the ensemble leader Günter Pichler as we are long years friends with his daughter in law; it was so nice to see also his 9 years old grandson there 😉

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