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Sara Bitlloch VIOLIN
Donald Grant VIOLIN
Martin Saving VIOLA
Marie Bitlloch CELLO
Malin Broman VIOLA
Quartet in F Op.18 No.1
Quintet in C Op.29
Quartet in A minor Op.132
The Elias Quartet returns to Sheffield for the first in a series of six concerts featuring all of Beethoven’s String Quartets.
This programme is a magnificent celebration of Beethoven that embraces both the beginning and the end of his career. The early Op.18 No.1 has a slow movement evoking the tomb scene from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, while the String Quintet Op.29, with its exciting finale, dates from the same period. Op.132 is one of his most profound late quartets. At its heart lies the deeply moving ‘Heilige Dankgesang’ (‘Holy Song of Thanksgiving’), framed by four shorter movements, an inspiration to T.S. Eliot for his Four Quartets.
Audience Recommendation: “’Feeling new strength’ it says at one point in the score of Beethoven’s Op 132 quartet - exactly what a performance can do for the listener.”
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