Beethoven @ 250

Alexander String Quartet
Beethoven Early String Quartets
Beethoven @ 250

This week we begin with Beethoven’s early string quartets, starting with a short introduction by Paul Yarbrough, the ASQ’s longstanding violist, who retires in the New Year. Paul’s remarks are followed by a performance of an early quartet, originally recorded for Baruch College in New York City this past summer.

PROGRAM

BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1

 I. Allegro con brio
 II. Adagio affecttuoso ed appassionato