Saturday 11 July 5.30pm
£16.00 (£14.00 concessions | £6.00 under 35)
Agata Daraskaite, Magdalena Loth-Hill violins Elitsa Bogdanova viola George Ross cello
Beethoven String Quartet in G major, Op.18 No. 2
Beethoven String Quartet in D major, Op.18 No. 3
Aware, no doubt, of the shadow cast by the string quartets of Haydn and Mozart, Beethoven did not attempt any of his own until he was in his late 20s.
The Consone Quartet mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with two of those quartets, published when the composer had already begun to be aware of his oncoming deafness, an affliction which (he later wrote) ‘drove me almost to despair; a little more and I would have ended my life – it was only my art that held me back’.
‘The textures were always clear and voice-leading immaculate.’ The Strad consonequartet.com
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