Beethoven - String Quartet (Harp); String Quartet in D
Live from Wigmore Hall, London
Presented by Katie Derham
The Belcea Quartet begins its series of concerts featuring the quartets of Beethoven, as part of the Wigmore Hall's Beethoven focus. The string quartet was important to Beethoven throughout his life, and he fills them with an intimacy and intensity of expression.
This concert showcases works from different stages of Beethoven's life. The harp quartet is nicknamed after the plucked pizzicato effects, and has a heroic quality. The Op. 18 quartet is gentle in nature, and the quartet Op.130 shows Beethoven at the pinnacle of his powers.
Beethoven: String Quartet in E flat, Op. 74 'Harp'
Beethoven: String Quartet in D, Op.18 No.3
Belcea String Quartet.