The Tiroler Tageszeitung reviews Brahms’s Quartets in Wattens, Austria
“Thomas Lacher invited four artists of the first rank onto the stage: Leif Ove Andsnes on the piano, Christian Tetzlaff, violin, Tabea Zimmermann, Viola, and Clemens Hagen, cello. Grandiose musicians who come from different careers but who have a joint passion for chamber music. And it was fascinating to hear the intensely crafted structures and the immediacy of details – one voice and a freedom that was a new quality to hear in such music by Brahms.
Johannes Brahms – still young, still far from the academic “elder” he was later to become, although already a highly esteemed composer, – could be heard as deeply human this evening …”
Source: Tiroler Tageszeitung