Beethoven @ 250
Beethoven Middle & Late String Quartets
This week we feature Beethoven’s middle and late string quartets, starting with a short introduction for each by Paul Yarbrough, the ASQ’s longstanding violist, who retires in the New Year. The introductions are followed by performances of a middle and a late quartet, originally recorded for Baruch College in New York City this past summer.
The Middle String Quartets
BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2
The Late String Quartets
BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135
IV. Grave ma non troppo tratto—Allegro