Wednesday 17 May 2017 7:30PM
- Takács Quartet Associate Artists
In his book Beethoven for a Later Age, the Takács Quartet’s first violinist Edward Dusinberre describes the power of the Große Fugue and its razor-edged themes to ‘threaten and chase me … eroding sanity’.
The monumental composition is performed here as the finale to the String Quartet in B flat, for which it was originally written.
- Supported by the Season Patrons who have made a major contribution to the 2016/17 Wigmore Series
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
- String Quartet in F major Op. 59 No. 1 'Razumovsky'
- String Quartet in B flat major Op. 130 with Grosse Fuge Op. 133