Casals Quartet: Beethoven’s Complete String Quartets, Volume 1

July 13, 2018, 9:00 am

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Launching its complete cycle of Beethoven’s string quartets, the Casals Quartet presents this first installment featuring initial examples of the genre from each of the three key periods in the composer’s career: his formative years, the so-called ‘heroic’ middle period, and that of his artistic maturity. The ingenious juxtaposition shows how much his superhuman quest for perfection enriched a compositional language of breathtaking originality in tandem with a depth of expression without precedent in this genre, of which Beethoven is the uncontested master.