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Ludwig van Beethoven

String Quartet in C-sharp minor Op. 131

Ludwig van Beethoven

String Quartet in F major Op. 135

Approximate running time: 1h 45m with one intermission

Once again toward the end of the season, the string quartet takes center stage at the Pierre Boulez Saal. In the space of 11 days, three top-tier international ensembles bring to life three eras of the quartet repertoire, creating inspiring encounters in the process.

Celebrating the composer’s 250th birthday, the Belcea Quartet reprises its complete Beethoven cycle heard over several months earlier in the season. Now these milestones of the genre are presented in a condensed format: performed in the order in which they were written, the 16 works trace the story of the composer’s creative life.

Through September 8, 2019, tickets for this concert are available only as part of the package offer for the complete String Quartet Cycle. Individual tickets go on sale September 9.