CSF: ANAM Beethoven String Quartets

Beethoven was in his late twenties when he wrote his opus 18, just a few years older than the ANAM musicians who will perform the works within it. In the six quartets of opus 18 we hear the influence of Haydn, who Beethoven studied with briefly, and also the youthful energy and determination of a composer writing for string quartet for the first time.

This series of concerts comprising two quartets per concert, is curated by Sophie Rowell, ANAM Head of Chamber Music (strings) and Concertmaster of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, who says of the quartets, "they are simply breathtaking, a musical exemplar of the range of human emotions".

Dates and Times
Monday 29 March
10am CONCERT 1 – BEETHOVEN String Quartet Op. 18, no. 1 and no. 2
2pm CONCERT 2 – BEETHOVEN String Quartet Op. 18, no. 3 and no. 4
6pm CONCERT 3 – BEETHOVEN String Quartet Op. 18, no. 5 and no. 6

Tuesday 30 March
10am CONCERT 4 – BEETHOVEN String Quartet Op. 18, no. 1 and no. 2
2pm CONCERT 5 – BEETHOVEN String Quartet Op. 18, no. 3 and no. 4
6pm CONCERT 6 – BEETHOVEN String Quartet Op. 18, no. 5 and no. 6

Find out more about Castlemaine State Festival at castlemainefestival.com.au


Photo: Elliott Plumpton – photo by Cameron Jamieson

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resented in partnership with Castlemaine State Festival

 

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