Fri 4 Dec 2020
8:00pm | €10
Fri 4 Dec 2020
8:00pm | €10
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The Vanbrugh Quartet was based in Cork from 1986 to 2017 and gave close to three thousand concerts worldwide as well as releasing more than thirty CDs of repertoire ranging from the complete Beethoven quartets to many contemporary Irish works. Members of the Vanbrugh Quartet come together once more to take part in this unique celebration of Beethoven’s music.

The fourth in the set of Op.18 quartets is in Beethoven’s turbulent key of C minor and the first movement is highly theatrical in its portrayal of restlessness and conflict. The F major quartet Op.135, almost the last music that Beethoven wrote, is serene and conversational, its divine slow movement giving way to the finale entitled Der schwer gefaßte Entschluß [The difficult resolution].

Vanbrugh Quartet:

Keith Pascoe
Elizabeth Charleson
Simon Aspell
Christopher Marwood


Beethoven – Quartet in C minor Op.18, No.4
Beethoven – Quartet in F major Op.135

To view the programme notes, click here.

The Beethoven String Quartets – Autumn Season

Triskel Arts Centre is delighted to present, in association with the National String Quartet Foundation, a season of quartets featuring performances of Beethoven’s string quartets in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

Vanbrugh Quartet Friday 20 November at 8pm
Vanbrugh Quartet Friday 4 December at 8pm
Ficino Quartet Friday 11 December at 8pm
2020 Quartet Friday 18 December at 8pm

See more info at The Beethoven String Quartets – Autumn Season

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