Our latest CD with two of the greatest chamber music works by Max Reger, his clarinet quintet in A major op. 146 (with Thorsten Johanns, clarinet) and his string sextet in F major op. 118 (with Roland Glassl, viola and Wen-Sinn Yang, cello) has just been released by the label cpo!
Together with Alexander Hülshoff, cello, we will shortly record Gernsheim's string quintet op. 89 in E flat major for cpo, continuing the recording of the five string quartets and two string quintets by Friedrich Gernsheim.
24.2. - 25.2.2020
We just started recording the 3 string quartets op. 41, no. 1-3 by Robert Schumann for the label cpo. The recording of his first Quartet in a minor has already been completed, his quartets in F and A major will follow soon.
22.10 - 23.10.2019
The magazine klassik.com titled its review with "chamber music at its very best" and awarded our CD Gernsheim Vol. 1 as well as the magazine Fono Forum and the Luxembourgish Journal about Classical Music Pizzicato in their reviews with 5 of 5 possible ✶✶✶✶✶ or ♪♪♪♪♪.
From the 29th of July to the 3th of August 2019 we are holding an string quartet course within the framework of the International Week for String Quartet Nußdorf am Inn 2019.
29.7. - 3.8.2019
Our new CD with string quartets by Friedrich Gernsheim was selected as a CD tip by several broadcasters, such as SWR2 Treffpunkt Klassik, SR2 Kulturradio, HR2 Kultur and radio klassik Stephansdom.
Together with our dear friends and colleagues of the Henschel Quartet we have just recorded the string octet in E flat major op. 20 by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy on CD.
15.5. - 16.5.2019
Our new CD with the world premiere recordings of the string quartets No. 1 and No. 3 by Friedrich Gernsheim has just been released by the label cpo and is now available in stores. On 11.5.2019 we will present the CD in a concert in the Max Joseph Saal in Munich.
After his great string sextet in F major op. 118, we have also recorded Max Reger's last completed composition, his wonderful clarinet quintet in A major op. 146, together with Thorsten Johanns, clarinet, on CD.
26.2. - 27.2.2019
String Quartets all around the world are standing up for Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) who have lost their lives for protecting human rights. We are glad to be part of this beautiful project and recorded as well a movement from "The Thailand HDRs" by Frank Horvath on video.
Together with Roland Glassl, Viola and Wen-Sinn Yang, cello we will soon record one of Max Reger's greatest chamber music works, his string sextet in F major op. 118, on CD for cpo. At the beginning of 2019 the clarinet quintet in A major op. 146 will follow.
2.10. - 3.10.2018
You can now listen to the live recording of our concert by the Saarländische Rundfunk on the 24.6.2018 in Mettlach in the ARD Mediathek until the 4.9.2018!
5.8. - 4.9.2018
Our CD with the complete string quartets by Max Bruch - including the world premiere recording of the string quartet in c minor op. posth. - was included as a CD tip in the ARD Mediathek!
From the 30th of July to the 4th of August 2018 the Diogenes Quartet is holding an international string quartet course within the framework of the Chamber Music Festival Inntal.
30.7. - 4.8.2018
On 18.7. we start our tour to Mexico. After a concert in Mexico City we continue to the Festival Internacional de Música Naolinco with further concerts, an international workshop for chamber music and the chamber music competition "Mateo Olivia".
18.7. - 26.7.2018
The DVD production Maximum Reger, for which we recorded the string sextet op. 118 together with Roland Glassl (viola) and Wen-Sinn Yang (violoncello), has won "Best DVD" in the 2018 BBC Music Magazine Awards.
Since January 2018 our quartet will be represented by the AlbaGorka Artist Management. We are looking forward to an exciting and successful cooperation with the nice and competent team from Munich!
A dream comes true! We are starting our own festival in the beautiful village Bernried/Starnberger See! We begin with a Blues/Groove/Jazz Night on 30.7. in the Buchheim Museum and a Sommerserenade on 12.8. in the Sommerkeller.
30.7. - 12.8.2017
From 31.7. to 5.8.2017 the Diogenes Quartet is holding an international string quartet course within the framework of the Chamber Music Festival Inntal.
31.7. - 5.8.2017
The video portrait about our quartet, filmed in the Johannissaal of Nymphenburg Palace, can now be watched on YouTube or directly on our website under Media/Video.
We have now continued the recording of the five string quartets by Friedrich Gernsheim for cpo with his third string quartet op. 51 in F major. On CD Vol. 1 you will also hear his string quartet op. 25 in c minor, which we have already recorded in February 2017.
The comprehensive DVD set about Max Reger is now available at specialized retailers. For this film project by Fugue State Films we recorded the string sextet op. 118 together with Roland Glassl and Wen-Sinn Yang. You can watch the second movement on YouTube.
Last Thursday a video about our quartet was shot in Nymphenburg Palace. Apart from short interviews, excerpts from Schubert's String Quartet "The Death and the Maiden" will be heard.
We have now started the recording of the five string quartets by Friedrich Gernsheim (1839-1916) for cpo with his first quartet op. 25 in c minor. Next will follow in summer 2017.
On Saturday, 3.12.2016, we are a guest at the Ö1 Klassik-Treffpunkt. Renate Burtscher will chat with us about our work and our approach to music. The interview will be broadcast live from the RadioCafe Wien from 10:05 - 11:40.
Our recording of all string quartets by Max Bruch released by Brilliant Classics has got an excellent review by the renowned CD-magazine Klassik.com.
Bernhard Neuhoff from BR-Klassik talked to Stefan Kirpal and jazz violinist Max Grosch from the Max Grosch Quartet about our crossover project "Brahms meets Jazz".
Our box-set of all string quartets by Franz Schubert released by Brilliant Classics has got an excellent review by the renowned CD-magazine MusicWeb International!
From the 1st to the 6th of August 2016 the Diogenes Quartet is holding an international string quartet course within the framework of the Chamber Music Festival Inntal.
01. - 06.08.2016
On the 100th anniversary of Max Reger we will record one of his greatest chamber works, the string sextet in f major op. 118 for a British film project of Fugue State Films on DVD. Our guests will be Roland Glassl, viola and Wen-Sinn Yang, cello.
Our complete recording of all string quartets by Franz Schubert is now released by Brilliant Classics as box-set of 7 CD! The box includes the famous quartets as well as the early works and single movements for string quartet.
Today our new CD Max Bruch String Quartets op. 9, op. 10 and op. posth. has been introduced on BR-KLassik with a splendid review!
Max Bruch String Quartets Op. 9, Op. 10 and Op. Posth. is now available! In addition to Bruch's well known Quartets op. 9 and op. 10 the CD also contains a World Premiere Recording of his String Quartet in c minor op. posth., discovered in 2013!
As ambassadors for SOS-Children’s Villages we would like to warmly recommend our charity concert which will take place on 22nd December 2015, 8:00 pm in the Augustinum in Dießen.
The 5th and 6th CD our complete recording of all string quartets by Franz Schubert is now available as double box Vol. 5.
From the 3rd to the 8th of August 2015 the Diogenes Quartet is holding an international string quartet course within the framework of the Chamber Music Festival Inntal.
03. - 08.08.2015
With CD Vol. 7 we have now finished recording all string quartets by Franz Schubert for Brilliant Classics!
Today the Bayerischer Rundfunk presents the Diogenes Quartet in the series „Classic Stars“ with opuses by Fesca, Barber and Gernsheim.