Concert with digitised musical sources by Adolf Reichel in Bern

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Between 2016 and 2017, RISM Switzerland catalogued and partly digitised the collection of the Bernese composer Adolf Reichel (1816-1896). Max Sommerhalder and the RISM collaborator Florence Sidler will present on 18th November 2018 the performance of a Reichel string quartet in Bern.

The Reichel collection was considered lost until 2013. The collection was donated to the Music Library of the University of the Arts in Bern by his great-grandson Helmuth Reichel. On 17th and 18th November 2018, the string quartet in F major, op. 27 by Reichel is performed together with Brahms’ quartet in c minor, op. 51 by the Zurich-based quartet “Chrysaetos” in Zurich (Atelier für Kunst und Philosophie, Albisriederstrasse 164, 19.30) and in Bern (Zunfthaus zum Affen, Kramgasse 5, 17.00). Reichel’s string quartets recently raised much interest among musicians. RISM’s cataloguing and digitisation campaigns prove thus to be effective means for the diffusion of knowledge on historical musical sources in Switzerland.

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