STRING QUARTETS by Beethoven will be performed by the ConTempo Quartet in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church this Saturday at 7.30pm, as part of ConTempo's ‘Experience Beethoven’ concert series.
The programme will be the String Quartets No5 Op 18 and the Op 133 ‘Grosse Fuge’. Beethoven modelled the No 5 Op 18 on Mozart’s String Quartet in the same key (A major ). The ‘Grosse Fuge’ was described by Stravinsky as “an absolutely contemporary piece of music that will be contemporary forever”.
The concert will be introduced by The Irish Times music critic Michael Dervan, who will offer insights into Beethoven’s compositions and provide context for the music.
Tickets are €15/12/10 from Opus II, High Street, or on the door.