July 6, 2020

8:00 pm | Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall

Free Pre-Concert Recital | 7:00pm

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata for Piano in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"

Concert Overview | 8:00pm

String Quartet in C minor, Op. 18 No. 4

Beethoven dropped the traditional slow movement in this quartet, and instead stresses dynamic changes to create contrast.

String Quartet in A Major, Op. 18 No. 5

Beethoven’s A Major string quartet uses simple ascending and descending scales, but transforms them into graceful melodies as only he can.

String Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

Richard Wagner called the opening of the Op. 131 Quartet “the most melancholy sentiment ever expressed in music.”


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