Please join us for our next Beethoven and Beyond concert on January 12 at 2 PM.
The young Beethoven showcased virtuoso horn playing in his Sextet Op. 81b (c. 1795), writing to his publisher Simrock, ““Your father will probably still remember how I asked him about certain notes on the horn, and will notice that the former pupil now gives his master some hard nuts to crack.”
Acknowledging Beethoven as a major influence in his own quartet writing, Shostakovich composed Op. 110 (1960) with a dedication to the victims of fascism, embedding his own musical signature DSCH into this dark and moving cyclical work.
Inspired by the late quartets of Beethoven, 18-year-old Mendelssohn infused his Op. 13 (1827) with elements of Beethoven’s Op. 132 with its slow introduction, poignant themes, intense lyricism, and complex counterpoint.
Beethoven Sextet Opus 81b for 2 horns and string quartet
Shostakovich Quartet Op 110
Mendelssohn Quartet Op 13
Nancy DiNovo and Kaine Newton, violins
Rebecca Ruthven, viola
Brian Mix, cello
Andrew Clark and Steve Denroche, horns
For more info, please visit https://www.stpaulsanglican.bc.ca/events/beethoven-beyond/2020-01-12