Albert Moeschinger, whose estate is kept at the UB, is one of the most fascinating and, with over 400 works, one of the most productive Swiss composers of the 20th century. Born in Basel, Moeschinger spent his entire life in Switzerland - apart from a few years of study in Leipzig and Munich - and was extremely well respected here. He received numerous honors, and many of his works were performed by the most important musicians of his time. One of Albert Moeschinger's most important patrons was the Basel patron and conductor Paul Sacher.
Unlike other works by Moeschinger, however, the string quartets received little attention. The Bern-based Rasumowsky Quartet would like to counteract this circumstance and has recorded some previously unpublished string quartets on CD. For the CD release, the quartet, which has been providing gripping concert experiences for almost 20 years and has already achieved international acclaim with earlier recordings, will perform two of these works in a chamber concert in the UB's newspaper reading room.
String Quartet No. 3, D minor (1923 in Munich)
String Quartet No. 5 (2nd version 1954), dedication: "To my dear friend Fritz Hirt".
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