Beethoven’s Final String Quartets Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door
Why is it that whenever lists of greatest works of classical music are compiled, Beethoven’s final five string quartets consistently rank near the top? Why do we still listen to them after almost 200 years? What is it about them that makes them so emotionally and spiritually satisfying? This talk will explore examples from several of these final masterpieces to show not only the artistic depth, but also the vibrancy, humor and excitement of these timeless works.