TenHagen Quartett

TenHagen Quartett

TenHagen Quartett

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“Indians are either
on the warpath or
they smoke the peace pipe. Siblings can do
both at the same time.”

Kurt Tucholsky

Lecture concerts

Music in general is the melody, to which the world is the text. Zitat

Arthur Schopenhauer

On this page, you will find some examples of our lecture recitals and themed concerts. On request, we will send you the corresponding texts and programs.

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  • United in the harmony of sounds
    Works by Haydn, Bacewicz and Mendelssohn Bartholdy
  • Nature, poetry, music – a dream takes shape
    Works by Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Wolf

  • Four-note-chord – four doors to paradise
    Works by Haydn, Ravel, Mahler and Dvořák

  • Brahms and his traces in modern music
    Works by Haydn, Widmann, Theodor Kirchner und Brahms

Music deals with the world and with life. It is directly linked to the experiences, thoughts and feelings of people – of the composers, the interpreters, the listeners and of all the others who have influenced it. These are parts of the music itself.

Social and political contexts have formed music as well as scientific discoveries and the philosophical currents of the time. There are connections to other genres of art – to literature, poetry, painting, sculpture, architecture and garden art, but also to nature, which inspired many composers.

Music, however, does not show the obvious, but the hidden, the mysterious, it touches the soul of the world. Schopenhauer said: Music reveals “the innermost of our being”.

It is unbelievably exciting to discover the relations between music and the world, between the different forms of art and between the composers themselves. This helps us to experience music in all its beauty and greatness, in its wealth and complexity and to get an idea of its true essence. Thus, musical works stay alive for people of all times, they awaken emotions, give rise to new ideas again and again and are an inexhaustible source of inspiration.

But also in our themed concerts, the language is just a tool to lead to the music. Schopenhauer was convinced that “music reaches its purposes entirely by its own means”. And the poet E.T.A. Hoffmann wrote: “Where language ends, music begins”. In our lecture concerts, music therefore always has the final and essential word.