Spiritual perspectives: Golijov and Beethoven
Golijov's Tenebrae and Beethoven's String Quartet No 14, works of spiritual depth, played by the Calidore Quartet in their curated series of concerts at St Marys' Church Tetbury.
Recorded in March at St Marys' Church, Tetbury in Gloucestershire, the Calidore String Quartet, former Radio 3 New Generation Artists, continue their curated series with two contrasting works of spiritual dimension, Golijov's "Tenebrae" for string quartet, and Beethoven's mighty String Quartet Opus 131. The recital was given as part of a Radio 3 Big Chamber Weekend, held in association with Tetbury Music Festival.
Introduced by Fiona Talkington.
Osvaldo Golijov: Tenebrae for String Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet in C sharp minor, Op 131
The Calidore String Quartet
Jeffrey Myers, violin
Ryan Meehan, violin
Jeremy Berry, viola
Estelle Choi, cello
The Calidore String Quartet present a work by Golijov which seeks perspectives on the violence of our world and at the same time its enormity, with Beethoven's late quartet, Opus 131, an expression of the composer's advanced thinking on the form itself and his profound contemplation on life in all its forms.