Beethoven @ 250

Beethoven Marathon Part 1
Beethoven @ 250

We’re delighted to offer you this special musical gift today, on Christmas Eve. This program starts with a rarely heard duo (featuring the Alexander Quartet’s new violist, David Samuel, with his wife Yuri Cho, and then includes the Alexander String Quartet performing Beethoven's light hearted and sparkling String Quartet in G Major, Op. 18 No. 2, as well as the String Quartet in F minor, which the composer himself nicknamed “Serioso.” While serious and intense, the work's final movement changes pace, and as American composer Randall Thompson supposedly said: “No bottle of champagne was ever uncorked at a better moment.” So cheers to a merry Christmas!

PROGRAM

BEETHOVEN

Duet in C Major for Violin and Viola, WoO. 27, No. 1

 Allegro commodo
 Larghetto sostenuto
 Rondo:Allegro


String Quartet in F minor, Opus 95 “Serioso”
 Allegro con brio
 Allegretto ma non troppo
 Allegro assai vivace ma serioso
 Larghetto espressivo; Allegretto agitato


String Quartet in G Major, Opus 18, No. 2
 Allegro
 Adagio cantabile
 Scherzo: Allegro
 Allegro molto quasi presto


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