"There are two means of refuge from the misery of life — music and cats." - Albert Schweitzer

Würth Philharmoniker Since 2017 the Würth Philharmoniker, the orchestra in residence at the Carmen Würth Forum in Künzelsau and its acoustically finely nuanced chamber music hall, the Reinhold Würth Saal, have been enthusiastically applauded by concertgoers from Hohenlohe and far beyond this region. Established on the initiative of the entrepreneur and patron of culture Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Reinhold Würth, the orchestra has impressed the public and music press alike with its multifacetedness and a broad repertoire encompassing classical, modern, and contemporary works.

Since its establishment the Würth Philharmoniker have presented an extensive repertoire in concerts with renowned guest conductors and soloists such as Kent Nagano, Dennis Russell Davies, Heinz Holliger, Donald Runnicles, Anna Netrebko, Nelson Freire, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Kristine Opolais, and many others. Guest performances at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, George Enescu Festival in Bucharest, Cadogan Hall in London, National Concert Hall in Dublin, the Konzerthaus and Musikverein in Vienna, and Dubai Opera have also brought it international recognition. A recording of two works by Johannes Brahms, the Piano Quartet in G minor Op. 25 in an orchestration by Arnold Schönberg and the Academic Festival Overture in C minor Op. 80, is now being released two years after the founding of this as yet young orchestra. Its members perform this debut CD under the Milan conductor Claudio Vandelli, who will become the principal conductor of the Würth Philharmoniker in January 2020.

For more than three decades the extensive support of art and culture not only has been a personal commitment shared by Reinhold Würth and his family but also has been firmly anchored in the nonprofit Würth Foundation and the Würth Group. This aspect of business philosophy has now found another high point with the Würth Philharmoniker operating under the auspices of the Reinhold Würth Musikstiftung. Motivated by Reinhold Würth’s passion for art and collecting and by the understanding that a business should not be viewed as the mere sum of economic production figures but instead also has cultural and social responsibilities, the Würth Group supports art, music, and literature with its free exhibition halls throughout Europe and with its extensive cultural program featuring more than seventy-five events per year.

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Piano Quartet No. 1, Op. 25 / Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
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