This is the first of two concerts presenting the quartets as part of Southbank Centre’s series Belief and Beyond Belief, which looks at music that speaks of the divine and the human spirit.
Beethoven was profoundly deaf and well aware that he was approaching death when he wrote these emotionally searching works. He was also at the height of his powers. The late quartets are masterpieces that express the deepest human feeling with a previously undreamt-of aesthetic complexity.
The concert on Tuesday 31 October presents the first and last of Beethoven’s late quartets, followed by Beethoven’s favourite in the series, Quartet No.14 (Op.131).
The winner of nine Grammy® awards, including for a recording of the complete Beethoven Quartets, the Emerson Quartet has performed many times at Southbank Centre.
PerformersEmerson String Quartet
RepertoireBeethoven: String Quartet in E flat, Op.127; String Quartet in F, Op.135
Part of Belief and Beyond Belief festival
Sunday 29 October, 12 noon-4pm, St Paul's Roof Pavilion at Royal Festival Hall: What You Need To Know - Beethoven's Late String Quartets. £25, students £7.50. (See separate event).
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