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The Elias String Quartet: The Beethoven Project 5

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Elias String Quartet

Thursday 6 February, 7.30pm

String Quartet in C minor Op.18 No.4
String Quartet in E flat Major Op.74 ‘The Harp’
String Quartet in B flat Major Op.130
String Quartet in B flat Major Op.133 ‘Grosse Fuge’

Concert Five of The Beethoven Project includes Op.130 with it’s original ‘Grosse Fuge’ Finale, better known as String Quartet Op.133. Beethoven sketched at least a dozen possible finale themes for Op.130 before deciding on a gigantic fugue. It became much bigger than originally intended, for after reporting in late August that the quartet would be finished in ten to twelve days, he did not complete it until about December. He was justly proud of the fugue as a work of art, and had even produced a four-hand arrangement for piano. It was this that evidently induced him to turn the string version into a self-standing work too – a ‘Great Fugue’, Op. 133

Pre-concert talk 6.15pm presented by Philip Hesketh
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