Cancelled | Beethoven's Complete Works for String Quartet: III

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Hear all of Beethoven’s string quartets in a series of 6 concerts in the spring and fall of 2020, presented by NEC's faculty quartet-in-residence, the Borromeo String Quartet. The Quartet will play from the wider range of expressive markings Beethoven included in his handwritten manuscripts, in new editions prepared by violinist Nicholas Kitchen.

Each concert is programmed with string quartets from Beethoven’s early, middle, and late periods, allowing the audience to make connections between the range of pieces throughout Beethoven’s life.

Of his research into Beethoven’s expressive markings, Kitchen says,

“Using the computer to always read from full scores, I realized that I could also read off of primary sources such as manuscripts, corrected copies, or contrasting editions. With every composer, this is interesting, but with Beethoven I have found myself compelled to notice and show through new editions an elaborate system of expressive marking that Beethoven used in his manuscripts.

Beethoven used no fewer than 22 levels of dynamics, for example. Because these expressive marks are so vividly marked in the manuscripts, my goal is to make these editions as faithful as I can to the original.

SPRING 2020

Sunday, March 8 | Jordan Hall
Sunday, April 5 | Brown Hall
Sunday, May 3 | Brown Hall

FALL 2020

Three concerts; dates to be announced.

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  1. Program for May 3:

    String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 18, No. 3

    String Quartet No. 9 in C major, Op. 59, No. 3

    String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

The Borromeo Quartet
Date
Location
NEC: Jordan Hall

 

Hear all of Beethoven’s string quartets in a series of 6 concerts in the spring and fall of 2020, presented by NEC's faculty quartet-in-residence, the Borromeo String Quartet. The Quartet will...

The Borromeo Quartet
Date
Location
NEC: Brown Hall

Hear all of Beethoven’s string quartets in a series of 6 concerts in the spring and fall of 2020, presented by NEC's faculty quartet-in-residence, the Borromeo String Quartet. The Quartet will play...