The Schumann Quartet has reached a stage where anything is possible, because it has dispensed with certainties. This also has consequences for audiences, which from one concert to the next have to be prepared for all eventualities: “A work really develops only in a live performance,” the quartet says. “That is the 'real thing', because we ourselves never know what will happen. On the stage, all imitation disappears, and you automatically become honest with yourself. Then you can create a bond with the audience – communicate with it in music.” PROGRAM: WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: String Quartet No. 20 in D major, K. 499, CLAUDE DEBUSSY: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10, FELIX MENDELSSOHN: String Quartet No. 4 in E minor, Op. 44, No. 2.