Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, Op. 74, was written in 1809 and is nicknamed the "Harp" quartet.
The nickname "Harp" refers to the characteristic pizzicato sections in the allegro of the first movement, where pairs of members of the quartet alternate notes in an arpeggio, reminiscent of the plucking of a harp. Like many nicknames for Beethoven's works, this was created by the publisher.
Performances & Interviews
- Beethoven: String Quartet No.10, 'Harp' Quartethttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01w6ljg.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01w6ljg.jpg2014-03-25T15:25:00.000ZHarriet Smith provides a personal recommendation from the available recordings of Beethoven's so-called 'Harp' Quartet.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01w6llr
Beethoven: String Quartet No.10, 'Harp' QuartetHarriet Smith provides a personal recommendation from the available recordings of Beethoven's so-called 'Harp' Quartet.