Flinders Quartet – Beethoven and the Vignettes
Flinders Quartet’s mission is to carry on the strong tradition of the string quartet in 21st century Australia so future generations can have an idea of Australia’s culture through the music created at the time. The commissioning of five emerging composers to write vignettes in response to Beethoven’s Grosse Fugue creates contemporary relevance for this seminal work and ensures that the generations to come have an awareness of Beethoven’s string quartet canon.
Beethoven’s Grosse Fugue is seen by some as an unapproachable composition, but by pairing it with these five short works, we present a new way of listening to this vital work with fresh insights. Beethoven’s Opus 18 were his first works in the genre and his development of one small motif was revolutionary in compositional terms. This same idea is connected to the task ascribed to our five emerging composers, 200 years on.
Monday 14th November 2022
Bookings Phone: 03 9699 3333 or https://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2022/beethoven-and-the-vignettes/
Venue: Primrose Potter SalonMelbourne Recital Centre, 31 Sturt Street,Melbourne, Victoria3006 Australia
Ticket Price (AUD): 40