Beethoven quatuors (3)

Friday 29 March - 20h30 - Monaco - Musée Océanographique

Matthijs van Dijk / (rage) rage against the
Ludwig van Beethoven / Quatuor à cordes n°15 en la mineur, op.132
Ludwig van Beethoven / Quatuor à cordes n°13 en si bémol majeur, op.130
Ludwig van Beethoven / Große Fuge en si bémol majeur, op. 133
Quatuor Signum
Florian Donderer, violon
Annette Walther, violon
Xandi van Dijk, alto
Thomas Schmitz, violoncelle

Beethoven's complete deafness saw him experiment with new avenues for string quartets until he passed away: he expanded movements, increased their number, condensed texts and created harmonies as well as truly amazing rhythmic combinations. The young South African composer Matthijs van Dijk also likes venturing outside the box to explore new territories: he has composed a thrilling piece for the Signum Quartet which blends mind-blowing repetitive performance styles with soaring sound explosions... The string quartet will never stop innovating in the footsteps of Beethoven...


Pre-performance talk : "Is the alto the fifth wheel in the quartet?" by Tristan Labouret, musicologist


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