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BEETHOVEN THE REVOLUTIONARY

LA FOLLE JOURNÉE

LE LIEU UNIQUE, NANTES

31 JANUARY 2020 / 8PM

BEETHOVEN              'SERIOSO' QUARTET

CAROLINE SHAW        BLUEPRINT

                            ENTR'ACTE

WEBERN                  LANGSAMER SATZ

Beethoven's string quartet in F minor was an experiment; never designed to be played in public, this was music written by a revolutionary to test the boundaries of what was possible, what was deemed acceptable.

 

This captivating programme inventively explores Beethoven's brilliance alongside his undeniable influence on the music of today, in the form of two works by Pulitzer prize-winning New York composer Caroline Shaw. Blueprint (2016) is based on a study of Beethoven's string quartet Op. 18 No. 6, exploring the joy and melancolia of the work through fragments of the old whilst using language of the new. Entr'acte (2014) uses a similar template, but this time focusing on one of the greatest musical influences on Beethoven; the string quartets of Haydn. Bridging the gap between these two composers is Webern's Langsamer Satz (1905); a piece which is born out of Beethoven's influence on the 2nd Viennese school but sees the composer pushing forward to find a new language after the all-encompassing legacy Beethoven left behind.

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