Fauré Quartett © Tim Klöckner
Fr 23 Sep 19:30
Middle Hall Brucknerhaus Linz
Matthias Schorn &
The Fauré Quartett


Vienna 1888.  At more or less the same time the 13-year-old Franz Schmidt from Preßburg (nowadays Bratislava in Slovenia) and George Enescu from his Romanian home town of Liveni – just 7 years old - arrive in Vienna to study at the Conservatory of the Society of the Friends of Music, where Bruckner teaches harmony, counterpoint and organ. For a short time they are able to experience the famous symphonist at close quarters, and Schmidt is even present at one of Bruckner's last counterpoint classes before he retires from his teaching job in 1891. „When I got to know him he was already a very sick man“, Schmidt told the journalist Julius Bistron later on. „I was of course very happy to be near the master I idolized, but I didn't succeed in coming into really close contact with him.“  Even though the paths of Schmidt and Enescu soon diverged, to look at the common origin of their work, which is essentially embedded in composing traditions, is to reveal an unexpected affinity, which the Fauré Quartett together with the clarinettist Matthias Schorn bring to life.


George Enescu (1881–1955)

Piano Quartet Nr. 1 in D major, op. 16 (1909)

– Interval –

Franz Schmidt (1874–1939)

Quintet in  A major for Piano, Clarinet, Violin, Viola  and Cello (1938)



Matthias Schorn | Clarinet

Fauré Quartett

Erika Geldsetzer | Violin

Sascha Frömbling | Viola

Konstantin Heidrich | Cello

Dirk Mommertz | Piano

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