Beethoven @ 250

Alexander String Quartet
Beethoven Middle & Late String Quartets
Beethoven @ 250

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.

PROGRAM

The Middle String Quartets
BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2
 I. Allegro

The Late String Quartets
BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135
 IV. Grave ma non troppo tratto—Allegro