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Saturday, January 21, 2017 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 22, 2017 4:00 PM // Rackham Auditorium

Beethoven Quartet Cycle
Takács Quartet
Concerts 3 & 4

“They are not for you, but for a later age!” So wrote Ludwig van Beethoven about his Op. 59 quartets, but the sentiment applies to all of the great composer’s quartets. His artistic odyssey is considered one of humanity’s great achievements, the musical equivalent of the building of cathedrals.

Composed against the turbulent backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars and their aftermath, this radical music is as invigorating now as it was for its first performers and audiences. The Takács Quartet returns for the third and fourth installments of their six-concert cycle this season.

Pre-Performance Talk. Exploring Beethoven’s String Quartets with Steven Whiting. Saturday, January 21 at 7 pm at Rackham Amphitheatre (4th floor).

PROGRAM (Sat 1/21/2017: Rackham Auditorium)

Quartet No. 5 in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5

Quartet No. 4 in c minor, Op. 18, No. 4

Quartet No. 15 in a minor, Op. 132

PROGRAM (Sun 1/22/2017: Rackham Auditorium)

Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3

Quartet No. 8 in e minor, Op. 59, No. 2

Quartet No. 12 in E-flat Major, Op. 127

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1/21/17 8:00 PM
1/22/17 4:00 PM

Rackham Auditorium

Beethoven Quartet Cycle
Takács Quartet
Concerts 3 & 4

DETAILS

“They are not for you, but for a later age!” So wrote Ludwig van Beethoven about his Op. 59 quartets, but the sentiment applies to all of the great composer’s quartets. His artistic odyssey is considered one of humanity’s great achievements, the musical equivalent of the building of cathedrals.

Composed against the turbulent backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars and their aftermath, this radical music is as invigorating now as it was for its first performers and audiences. The Takács Quartet returns for the third and fourth installments of their six-concert cycle this season.

Pre-Performance Talk. Exploring Beethoven’s String Quartets with Steven Whiting. Saturday, January 21 at 7 pm at Rackham Amphitheatre (4th floor).

PROGRAM (Sat 1/21/2017: Rackham Auditorium)

Quartet No. 5 in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5

Quartet No. 4 in c minor, Op. 18, No. 4

Quartet No. 15 in a minor, Op. 132

PROGRAM (Sun 1/22/2017: Rackham Auditorium)

Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3

Quartet No. 8 in e minor, Op. 59, No. 2

Quartet No. 12 in E-flat Major, Op. 127

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  • Robert O. and Darragh A. Weisman

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