FRANCIS POULENC Sonata for clarinet and bassoon

BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ Three Madrigals for violin and viola

JEAN FRANÇAIX Divertissement for bassoon and string quintet

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Clarinet Quintet in A major, KV 581

Members of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Anna Matz Violine

Alexandra Preucil Violine

Christian Heubes Violine

Justin Caulley Viola

Joel Hunter Viola

Christophe Morin Violoncello

Johane Gonzalez Seijas Kontrabass

Vicente Aberola Klarinette

Guilhaume Santana Fagott

Everything began with a Mozart Society, at least for us as the Ludwigsburg Festival. The music historian and lover Wilhelm Krämer founded the »Mozartgemeinde« in 1932 and masterfully opened the Ludwigsburg Palace to a broad audience. He made Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s works the core of his 38-year tenure. The concert series that would turn into a comprehensive festival almost 90 years later began with a chamber music concert. At the time, the Wendling Quartet performed Mozart’s String Quartet

in G-major, the Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat-major and the Clarinet Quintet in A-major. The latter is now revived at the same performance venue by a quintet of members of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Nine decades later, the Ordenssaal can no longer be accused of being »chilly as a grotto«; especially not when the programme with which the excellent chamber musicians conclude their concert weekend is as vivid and entertaining as this one.

This concert will also be broadcast acoustically in the courtyard of the Ludwigsburg Palace.

With Combiticket 20% discount for both quintets on 8 May (only available in our ticket office).

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dates and tickets


8 May



1,5 h incl. break

35 ⁄ 45 ⁄ 55 € Festspielgäste in Ausbildung 15 €