Lunchtime Concert - Australian String Quartet (November)
AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET
Beethoven String Quartet in C sharp minor Op. 131
This string quartet, undoubtedly a highlight in Beethoven’s oevre, was initially intended to be played without pause. Beethoven’s creativity and ability to encompass emotion is showcased throughout – the deeply emotional opening, the light and joy-filled second section, the charm-filled andante, the energetic presto, before finishing on an intense allegro, in which we finally return to the original minor key.