A Seson with Beethoven – #LvB250
The fourth in the series of Beethoven’s complete quartets with the Belcea Quartet
Complete string quartets Beethoven IV
Quartet Op. 18 No. 4, Quartet Op. 74 « Harp »
Quartet Op. 59 No. 1 « Razumovsky »
“Exploring the musical richness concealed in the works of Beethoven is not a finite task, but the most fascinating thing about his music is that it speaks so directly to us as human beings. He seems to be inspired first and foremost by man’s aspiration to be free, his insatiable desire to push back boundaries and to learn the truth about himself at the same time.” This is how the musicians of the Belcea Quartet describe their recording journey through the complete Beethoven quartets (Alpha). They will revisit this monumental corpus this season in a series of six Sunday concerts. In the fourth instalment, they pursue their exploration of opus 18 then move onto opus 74 with its joyful E flat major tone, which owes its nickname the “Harp” to the multiple pizzicati in the first movement. Lastly, they will tackle Quartet No.1 of opus 59, one of the musician’s most personal and “modernist”. Opus 59 marks a paradigm shift in Beethoven’s quartets.
Under 9 : Free ticket to collect at the control desk on the morning of the concert
Coréalisation Jeanine Roze Production / Théâtre des Champs-Elysées