Wednesday 4 December 2019 11:00AM

Schools Concert: Beethoven and the Science of Sound

Key Stage 2


Join presenter Sam Glazer and the world-renowned Heath Quartet for this interactive concert, and discover Ludwig van Beethoven’s extraordinary music for string quartet. We invite Key Stage 2 school groups to learn more about this revolutionary composer while investigating the science of sound, as we explore how Beethoven composed some of his most loved and famous pieces even after losing his hearing.

  • Our Beethoven Celebration has been made possible thanks to a lead gift from André and Rosalie Hoffmann, the Foyle Foundation, and additional support from the Beethoven Circle
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
      • String Quartet in F Op. 135
        • II. Vivace
        • IV. Grave, ma non troppo tratto – Allegro (excerpt)
  • Thomas Adès (b.1971)
      • Arcadiana Op. 12
        • II. Das klinget so herrlich, das klinget so schon
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
      • String Quartet in F minor Op. 95
        • I. Allegro con brio
      • Symphony No. 9 in D minor Op. 125
        • Ode to Joy
  • Dobrinka Tabakova (b.1980)
        • On a bench in the shade (excerpt)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
      • String Quartet in C Op. 59 No. 3
        • IV. Allegro molto (excerpt)

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