The Calidore String Quartet undertakes the epic artistic project of performing Beethoven’s entire quartet cycle. These concerts are sold out in person, but Livestream tickets are still available. Livestreams begin at the time of the performance and can be watched for one week. The performances are preceded by “Inside the Quartets” talks by renowned cellist David Finckel, tickets for which are available here: https://musicatmenlo.org/festival/inside-the-quartets
This performance presents two mammoth works that share a mysterious motivic link of four notes. In a single concert, two of Beethoven’s most unique creations are heard: his futuristic Grosse Fuge of op. 130 and the Heiliger Dankgesang (Holy Song of Thanks) of op. 132, a deeply moving account of sickness and recovery.
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: THE LATE QUARTETS
String Quartet in A minor, op. 132
String Quartet in B-flat major, op. 130