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|BEETHOVEN||String Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 130 with Grosse Fuge in B-flat major, Op. 133
String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132
Cal Performances at Home welcomes the brilliant Tetzlaff Quartet—which made its memorable Berkeley debut in 2017—for a special online performance of two of Beethoven’s extraordinary late string quartets. The group is named after siblings Christian (violin) and Tanja (cello) Tetzlaff, and all of its members enjoy robust solo careers in Europe, making concert appearances rare occasions for US audiences. The Tetzlaff is known for its dynamic performances informed by a profound sense of musical understanding, on a wide range of repertoire. In this program recorded in a Berlin studio, the quartet promises to bring new insights to Beethoven’s canonic late-period works, revered for their emotional immediacy and technical complexity. “Supremely lyrical, exactingly detailed playing…an overwhelming performance” (The New York Times).
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