|Bach||Adagio & Fugue from Sonata for solo violin, BWV1005|
|Beethoven||String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131|
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In this special anniversary series, the acclaimed Brodsky Quartet perform Beethoven’s late string quartets, one at a time, lovingly set up with musical preludes.
Fugue is central to the Quartet Op. 131 which is prefaced here with one of Bach’s own fugues, music that would have been Beethoven in Beethoven’s own ear. This quartet shares both its unusual key with Beethoven’s Moonlight piano sonata, and its slow introduction.
From then on we move into a radically-developed take on the classical quartet structure, with a set of luminous variations at its core which evolves into a highly elaborate coda, gradually returning to the home key, closing a great circle.
Please note this concert will last approximately 50 mins and there will be no interval.
The Brodsky Quartet performed the ‘Cavatina’ from Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat, Op. 130 at the 2017 Prinsengrachtconcert in Amsterdam: