January 19, 2020

3:00 pm | Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall

Free Pre-Concert Recital | 2:00pm

Concert Overview | 3:00pm


String Quartet in D Major, Op. 18 No. 3

The first quartet Beethoven composed, it looks back to Haydn and Mozart with the ideals of the ‘Classical’ period. This early work plays with dynamics to offer the listener a new sonic world.


String Quartet in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2

While the work features rather simple melodic writing, Beethoven explores much more complex harmonic language in this particular quartet.


String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135

Smaller in scope than the other quartets from this period, this was the final completed work by Beethoven before his death.

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Beethoven String Quartets

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Chaminade pieces for Violin and Piano

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James Ehnes and Anton Nel play Mozart

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