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Beethoven - String Quartet in B flat

From the Wigmore Hall, London, Katie Derham presents the Belcea Quartet in an all-Beethoven concert. Beethoven: String Quartet in B flat, Op 130; Grosse Fuge, Op 133.

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 B flat, Op.130 Op.133

Belcea String Quartet.

1 hour, 10 minutes

Music Played

  • Wigmore Hall - Belcea Quartet

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Quartet in D major Op.18`3 for strings

      Performer: Belcea Quartet

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Quartet in E flat major Op.74 (Harp) for strings

      Performer: Belcea Quartet

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Quartet in B flat major Op.130 for strings

      Performer: Belcea Quartet

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