String Quartet Op.18 No.3
String Quartet Op.19 Serioso
String Quartet Op.59 No.1
A chance to hear two of Beethoven’s early quartets marked by wit and invention, formal control and deft construction. The monumental first ‘Razumovsky’ quartet follows, an intense work that marked a sea-change in Beethoven’s writing and is passionate, defiant and deeply moving.
“[Ensemble 360’s playing] brought real pathos to this moving music”