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Sunday, March 26, 2017 12:00 AM
Sunday, March 26, 2017 8:00 PM // Rackham Auditorium

Beethoven Quartet Cycle
Takács Quartet
Concerts 5 & 6

Performance
Pre-Performance Talk
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“Commenting to a friend on the startling originality of his late quartets, Beethoven explained, ‘Art demands of us that we do not stand still.’ No other composer has posed so many questions about the form and emotional content of a string quartet, and come up with so many different answers.

The need we feel to revisit our interpretations of the quartets is inspired in part by the spirit of exploration that runs through them.” (Ed Dusinberre, violinist with the Takács Quartet, in his book Beethoven for a Later Age) With these final two concerts of the Takács Beethoven cycle, the first time in 40 years that UMS has presented the cycle in a single season, audiences will no doubt agree with critic Alex Ross in the New Yorker: “[The Takács Quartet’s] survey, now complete, stands as the most richly expressive modern account of this titanic cycle.”

Pre-Performance Talk. Exploring Beethoven’s String Quartets with Steven Whiting. Saturday, March 25 at 7 pm at Michigan League Koessler Room (3rd floor).

PROGRAM (Sun 3/26/2017: Rackham Auditorium)

Quartet No. 6 in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6

Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135

Quartet No. 9 in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3

PROGRAM (Sun 3/26/2017: Rackham Auditorium)

Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1

Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 130 with Op. 133 “Grosse Fuge”

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  • William R. Kinney Endowment Fund

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3/26/17 12:00 AM
3/26/17 8:00 PM

Rackham Auditorium

Beethoven Quartet Cycle
Takács Quartet
Concerts 5 & 6

Performance
Pre-Performance Talk

“Commenting to a friend on the startling originality of his late quartets, Beethoven explained, ‘Art demands of us that we do not stand still.’ No other composer has posed so many questions about the form and emotional content of a string quartet, and come up with so many different answers.

The need we feel to revisit our interpretations of the quartets is inspired in part by the spirit of exploration that runs through them.” (Ed Dusinberre, violinist with the Takács Quartet, in his book Beethoven for a Later Age) With these final two concerts of the Takács Beethoven cycle, the first time in 40 years that UMS has presented the cycle in a single season, audiences will no doubt agree with critic Alex Ross in the New Yorker: “[The Takács Quartet’s] survey, now complete, stands as the most richly expressive modern account of this titanic cycle.”

Pre-Performance Talk. Exploring Beethoven’s String Quartets with Steven Whiting. Saturday, March 25 at 7 pm at Michigan League Koessler Room (3rd floor).

PROGRAM (Sun 3/26/2017: Rackham Auditorium)

Quartet No. 6 in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6

Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135

Quartet No. 9 in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3

PROGRAM (Sun 3/26/2017: Rackham Auditorium)

Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1

Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 130 with Op. 133 “Grosse Fuge”

Thank You to Our Sponsors

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

  • William R. Kinney Endowment Fund

MEDIA PARTNERS

UMS LOBBY

Artist Interview: Takács Quartet Violinist Ed Dusinberre

Takács Quartet volinist Ed Dusinberre interviewed by U-M Professor of Musicology Steve Whiting.

UMS LOBBY

Listen: Exploring Beethoven’s String Quartets with Stephen Whiting

U-M Professor of Musicology Steven Whiting gives a series of lectures that explore Beethoven's String Quartets. Listen to the recordings of these lectures.

UMS LOBBY

Why are Beethoven’s String Quartets widely regarded as his “greatest compositions”?

A French horn performance major at the University of Michigan dives into the Beethoven Quartets.

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