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17 Masterpieces. A Journey.
A Celebration.

Between 2011 and 2015 we will explore and perform these masterpieces.

Find out more about the project here…

First volume of Beethoven Quartets released on Wigmore Live

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Wigmore Live has released the first double-disc volume of our concerts, featuring Op. 18 no. 4, Op. 74 ‘Harp’ and Opp. 130 and 133.  We have played five concerts at the Wigmore Hall so far, with our final concert on …

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As we prepare for the first concerts in our series, Donald and Marie talk to renowned critic Edward Seckerson about the unique world of the string quartet and what makes the Beethoven quartets so special.
The podcast is available for download on The Arts Desk here.

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The Beethoven Project timeline
  • September 2014

    The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

    Beethoven: Quartet No.12 in E flat, Op.127
    Beethoven: Quartet No.13 in B flat, Op.130

  • February 2015

    Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

    Beethoven: String Quartet in B flat major op.18 no.6 (2 Vln, Vla, Cello)
    Beethoven: String Quartet in E minor op. 59 no.2 ‘Rasumovsky’ (2 Vln, Vla, Cello)
    Beethoven: String Quartet in F major op.135 (2 Vln, Vla, Cello)

  • March 2015

    Wigmore Hall

    Beethoven: String Quartet in B flat major op.18 no.6 (2 Vln, Vla, Cello)
    Beethoven: String Quartet in E minor op. 59 no.2 ‘Rasumovsky’ (2 Vln, Vla, Cello)
    Beethoven: String Quartet in F major op.135 (2 Vln, Vla, Cello)

  • March 2015

    Middlebury College Center for the Arts Concert Hall

    Beethoven: String Quartet in F minor op.95 (2 Vln, Vla, Cello)
    Beethoven: String Quartet in F major op.135 (2 Vln, Vla, Cello)
    Beethoven: String Quartet in C sharp minor op.131 (2 Vln, Vla, Cello)

  • March 2015

    Carnegie Hall

    String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95, “Serioso”
    String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135
    String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131

  • March 2015

    San Fransisco

    Beethoven: String Quartet in F minor op.95 (2 Vln, Vla, Cello)
    Beethoven: String Quartet in F major op.135 (2 Vln, Vla, Cello)
    Beethoven: String Quartet in C sharp minor op.131 (2 Vln, Vla, Cello)

  • July 2015

    Beethoven House Party in the New Forest

    13th to 16th July.

    See:

    http://wigmoresworld.co.uk/

  • The Beethoven Project
  • September 2014

    The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

    Beethoven: Sonata No.12 in A flat, Op.26
    Beethoven: Sonatas Op.27 No.1 (Moonlight) and No.2 (Quasi una fantasia)
    Beethoven: Quartet No. 7 in F, Op.59 No.1

    with Llyr Williams

  • September 2014

    The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

    Getting To The Heart of Beethoven’s Quartet, Op.59 No.1

  • September 2014

    The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

    Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op.2. Nos.1–3
    Beethoven: Quartets, Op.18, Nos.2 & 3

    With Llyr Williams

  • September 2014

    Cratfield

    Haydn: String Quartet in C op.33 no.3 Hob III/39 `The Bird’ 
    Beamish: Reed Stanzas (String Quartet No. 3) 
    Beethoven: String Quartet in F major op.59 no.1 ‘Rasumovsky’

  • July 2014

    Oremandsgaard

    Beethoven: String Quartet in C minor op.18 no.4 
    Webern: Langsamer Satz for String Quartet 
    interval 
    Beethoven: String Quartet in B flat Major op.130 
    Beethoven: String Quartet in B flat major op.133 Grosse Fuge

  • July 2014

    Lichfield Festival

    Haydn: String Quartet in F major op.77 no.2 
    Webern: Langsamer Satz for String Quartet 
    interval 
    Beethoven: String Quartet in B flat Major op.130

  • June 2014

    Rosehill Theatre

    BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in B flat major op.18 no.6

    BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in E minor op. 59 no.2 ‘Rasumovsky’

    Interval

    BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in F major op.135

  • May 2014

    Brighton

    BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in C minor op.18 no.4

    BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in E flat major op.74 ‘The Harp’

    Interval

    BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in B flat Major op.130

    BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in B flat major op.133 Grosse Fuge