The Vanbrugh Quartet was based in Cork from 1986 to 2017 and gave close to 3,000 concerts worldwide as well as releasing more than thirty CDs of repertoire ranging from the complete Beethoven quartets to many contemporary Irish works.
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].
The Best Of Beethoven
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.
In association with the National String Quartet Foundation and Cork Midsummer Festival
See more info at The Best Of Beethoven