Beethoven Quartet in E flat Op.127
Beethoven Quartet in B flat Op.130 with Grosse Fuge Op.133
“What do I care for your wretched fiddle when Iam talking to my God”? Ludwig van Beethoven saw further than other men – and he didn’t care how hard that made it on his musicians! But the results were quite simply transcendent, and Beethoven’s visionary late string quartets might just be the greatest chamber music ever written – some would say the greatest music, full stop.
Tonight the Coull Quartet take on this supreme challenge, pairing the gentlest and the grandest of Beethoven’s late quartets, and finishing with the heaven-storming Grosse Fuge – music once said to be unplayable. This will be quite an occasion.