Piece image

Music Mountain 2011 #8

From: Music Mountain
Series: Music Mountain 2011 Chamber Music Concerts
Length: 01:56:00

This program was recorded July 30, 2011 and features the Penderecki String Quartet: Jeremy Bell, Violin; Christine Vlajk, Viola; Jerzy Kaplanek, Violin; Jacob Braun, Cello.

2001_hall_small This program was recorded July 30, 2011 and features the Penderecki String Quartet: Jeremy Bell, Violin; Christine Vlajk, Viola; Jerzy Kaplanek, Violin; Jacob Braun, Cello.

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN, 1770-1827:  STRING QUARTET IN F MAJOR, OPUS 135 (1826)
-Allegretto
-Vivace
-Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo
-Der schwer gefasste Entschluss: Muss es sein? Es muss sein!
-Es muss sein! Grave, ma non troppo tratto; Allegro

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN, 1770-1827:  STRING QUARTET IN A MINOR, OPUS 132 (1825)
-Assai sostenuto;Allegro
-Allegro ma non tanto
-Heiliger Dankgesang eines Genesenen an die Gottheit, in der
-lydischen tonart: Molto adagio; Neue Kraft fuhlend: Andante
-Alla Marcia, assai vivace
-Allegro appassionato

To hear the full audio, sign up for a free PRX account or log in.

Piece Description

This program was recorded July 30, 2011 and features the Penderecki String Quartet: Jeremy Bell, Violin; Christine Vlajk, Viola; Jerzy Kaplanek, Violin; Jacob Braun, Cello.

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN, 1770-1827:  STRING QUARTET IN F MAJOR, OPUS 135 (1826)
-Allegretto
-Vivace
-Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo
-Der schwer gefasste Entschluss: Muss es sein? Es muss sein!
-Es muss sein! Grave, ma non troppo tratto; Allegro

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN, 1770-1827:  STRING QUARTET IN A MINOR, OPUS 132 (1825)
-Assai sostenuto;Allegro
-Allegro ma non tanto
-Heiliger Dankgesang eines Genesenen an die Gottheit, in der
-lydischen tonart: Molto adagio; Neue Kraft fuhlend: Andante
-Alla Marcia, assai vivace
-Allegro appassionato

Transcript

PROGRAM NOTES

STRING QUARTET IN F MAJOR, OPUS 135, by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Op. 135, the sixteenth and last complete string quartet that Beethoven wrote, differs from the other late quartets. The work has less emotional intensity and spirituality than the other late quartets, and a deeper sense of calmness and peaceful resignation. Those who hear in it a serene acceptance of the inevitability of death refer to a letter Beethoven sent with the quartet to his publisher, Moritz Schlesinger: “Here, my dear friend, is my last quartet, it will be the last; and indeed it has given me much trouble. For I could not bring myself to compose the last movement. But as your letters were reminding me of it, in the end I decided to compose it. And that is the reason why I have written the motto: The difficult decision - Must it be? - It must be, It must be?” For Beethoven, Op. 135 represent...
Read the full transcript

Timing and Cues

Intro, Outro, and all introductions to pieces are self-contained. Timing sheet is available for download below.

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

OUTRO:

These concert broadcasts from music mountain are underwritten by Edward R. Hamilton bookseller, Falls Village, CT with their bargain book catalog of thousands of books on music, art and other subjects. By mail. On the web at edwardrhamilton.Com or through musicmountain.org

Additional Files

Related Website

http://www.musicmountain.org