Duke Performances

Belcea Quartet

Saturday, November 10, 2012 | 8:00 pm

Reynolds Industries Theater


“Seizing the music’s energy, shocking us out of our seats with every fortissimo” (The Guardian), the Belcea’s passionate interpretations make it one of the most thrilling string quartets of the younger generation. The Quartet’s debut at Duke Performances comes near the end of its yearlong, globe-spanning endeavor to perform and record the complete Beethoven string quartets. These immortal late opuses include the String Quartet No. 13 as well as its original final movement, the monumental Grosse Fuge. Savor an evening of Beethoven at the height of his powers with a “technically accomplished and uncommonly probing” (NY Times) ensemble.

Program

BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 130
BEETHOVEN: Grosse Fuge in B-flat Major, Op. 133
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131

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