Beethoven’s sixteen String Quartets heard in a cycle form one of the greatest of all musical journeys. The early quartets sparkle with youthful exuberance leading to the symphonic ‘Razumovsky’ quartets of his middle period. Beethoven’s ‘late quartets’ offer some of the greatest of all music with an extraordinary mixture of grandeur, intimacy and sheer beauty offering intimations of mortality and the sublime.
Bath Festivals Beethoven String Quartet cycle is performed by two of the finest string quartets of today. Both have major international careers and are frequent performers at the Wigmore Hall, the home of world-class chamber music.
The Complete Beethoven String Quartets I
Op 18 No 6 in B flat major
Op 74 in E flat major ‘Harp’
Heath String Quartet
Formed in 2002 and with a reputation as an exciting and innovative ensemble, this string quartet comprises Oliver Heath, and Cerys Jones (violins), Gary Pomeroy (viola) and Christopher Murray (cello). '... passionate performances that combine technical accomplishment with interpretative ?air... A keen interpretive insight combined with refined playing, this is one of the most interesting young quartets I have heard in recent years' (The Strad Magazine).
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