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24 July 2020 20:00 Église de Verbier

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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
String Quartet No. 3 in D major Op. 18 No. 3
String Quartet No. 11 in F minor Op. 95 “Quartetto Serioso”
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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
String Quartet No. 8 in E minor Op. 59 No. 2 “Razumovsky”

The programme of this concert, the fourth of six in Quatuor Ébène’s cycle of the complete Beethoven quartets, brings an early quartet and two landmarks of the composer’s middle period – the second of the three quartets commissioned by Count Andreas Razumovsky, Russia’s ambassador to Vienna, and the so-called ‘Quartetto Serioso’, an intensely concentrated work.

Quatuor Ébène’s relationship with the Verbier Festival goes back to 2007, when its members attended the Academy. In 2020, marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, the French quartet performs a complete cycle of the composer’s quartets at the Église de Verbier. The series is part of its ‘Beethoven Around the World’ tour, which extends over 18 months and more than 20 countries. The Ébène’s players have described the composer’s quartets as “16 masterpieces that form a canon of unparalleled breadth and depth,” adding that, “In themselves they represent an odyssey, a round-the-world voyage.”

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