Classical concerts and authentic sounds on period instruments.

The chamber music repertoire on historical instruments is part of our concert schedule since spring 2015 and takes place selected days. The construction, the use of gut strings and especially the lower tuning (A = 430 Hz) correspond to the time of Viennese Classicism (ca. 1780-1825). Gut strings, combined with historically precise bow and the historic style of play result in a very characteristic warm sound. The tones are softer and "quiet but of sweet sharpness" ¹, though muted than the modern produced plastic or steel strings.

Two of the instruments originate from one of the most significant Viennese violin-maker dynasties of the 18th century - Family Stadlmann. A violin, built by Johannes Ulrich Eberle, enriches the string quartet. Eberle is one of the leading luthiers of the Prague school of the late baroque. The Viola comes from the 19th century and it was built in southern Germany.

With an approach to this epoch by the use of an authentic as possible instruments and an employment of the performance practice we offer our guests to experience the compositions of the time of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert on a tonally exciting way.

¹ Nikolaus Harnoncourt: Musik als Klangrede. Wien 1982, S. 186

historische instrumente