Beethoven quatuors (4)

Saturday 30 March - 20h30 - Monaco - Opéra Garnier

Mauricio Kagel / Pandorasbox
Jean-Etienne Sotty, bandonéon

Quatuors de Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven / Quatuor à cordes n°12 en mi bémol majeur, op.127
Ludwig van Beethoven / Quatuor à cordes n°16 en fa majeur, op.135
Quatuor Renaud Capuçon
Renaud Capuçon, violon
Guillaume Chilemme, violon
Adrien La Marca, alto
Edgar Moreau, violoncelle

Renaud Capuçon divides his time between his career as a soloist, teaching violin and chamber music that he has never left. He enjoys playing with his fellow musicians in a quartet between world tours. He always goes back to Beethoven, especially his final quartets which are a bible for musicians as they build on a visionary aspect of style which has never stopped fascinating performers and music lovers to this day. In the final Quartet No. 16, the light appears as a final nod to the romantic genius playing with the rules of his time as the question arises in capitals in the score: " Muss es sein?" [Must it be?]… Beethoven's last call, metaphysical this time, to his era and the future.


Pre-performance talk : "Being a quartet" by Jean-Claire Vançon, musicologist


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Photos : Adrien La Marca © DR
Edgar Moreau © Julien Mignot Erato
Renaud Capuçon © Darmingy
Guillaume Chilemme © DR