Schlossfestspiele Ludwigsburg




Dmitry Shostakovich left us a considerable musical legacy which reflects with moving immediacy the upheavals which marked his lifetime. Today, our society is facing similarly extreme transformations;  Shostakovich's works have not seemed so relevant for a long time. The Mandelring Quartet is distinguished by its expressiveness and phenomenal homogeneity. These four individualists are united by the common aspiration always to seek the quintessence of the music. This entails, on the one hand, keen research into the structure and formation of a work, and on the other the desire to live with the music through all the senses.

DMITRI SCHOSTAKOWITSCH String quartets no. 1, 8 & 15

Mandelring Quartett 

Sebastian Schmidt violin

Nanette Schmidt violin

Andreas Willwohl viola

Bernhard Schmidt violoncello 

Kumaran Herold & Caroline Reucker camera

Alexander König livestream & editing ( 

SWR sound

Fichtner Tontechnik light

Christian Müller production (

Livestream from 26 June 2020 from the Ordenssaal of the Ludwigsburg Palace as part of the Ludwigsburg Festival​

The concert series is generously supported by the Wüstenrot Foundation

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