Sunday, March 1 | 7:00pm | Auditorium
Admission: General $45 | Reserved $75 | Sponsor $500
Tracing The Lines of Influence and Inspiration To and Through Beethoven’s Quartets
The Brentano String Quartet has appeared throughout the world to popular and critical acclaim. “Passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding,” raves the London Independent; the New York Times extols its “luxuriously warm sound [and] yearning lyricism.” The quartet is named for Antonie Brentano, whom many scholars consider to be Beethoven’s “Immortal Beloved,” the intended recipient of his famous love confession. Beethoven copied out Mozart’s Quartet K464, with its wide-ranging and startlingly innovative variations movement, as an inspiration and a study for his quartet in the same key. The family relationship is easily discernible, but the child would never be mistaken for the parent. Beethoven takes his couldn’t-be-simpler theme and revels in its colorful transformations, echoing the imaginative scope of the Mozart. The Brentano Quartet will perform Mozart’s Quartet in A-Major, K464, and Beethoven’s Quartet in F-Minor, Op. 95, and Quartet in Eb-Major, Op. 127.