Quartets and Quintets
Three outstanding Berlin based ensembles bring their artistry to the Morgan stage, with select works from the renowned music collection.
In their New York debut, the Armida Quartet performs a part of their "Mozart Exploded" series, offering a deeper understanding of Mozart by juxtaposing all twenty-six of Mozart’s string quartets alongside new works. The Armida re-envisions Mozart as a young, radical, and modern composer—an artist who creates musical fireworks. Readings of Mozart’s letters* in between works will complement the performance.
Jörg Widmann, String Quartet No. 3 “Jagdquartett” ("The Hunt")
Mozart, Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K. 546
Mozart, String Quartet No. 7 in E-flat Major, K. 160
Mozart, String Quartet No. 17 in B-flat Major, K. 458 “The Hunt”
*From the Morgan’s collection: A selection of Mozart’s letters.