The BeethovenQuartett performs Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartet No.16 in F major, Op.135.
Beethoven's last quartet was written in October 1826 at his brother's country estate about 50 miles northeast of Vienna, where Beethoven and his nephew Karl had taken refuge after Karl's attempted suicide. It was, needless to say, a difficult time, but the Quartet is such a congenial and fun-loving work that it is fashionable to regard it as a sort of regression to Beethoven's 18th-century roots, which is a common misconception about almost any later Beethoven work that isn't full of thunderbolts.
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
♪ String Quartet No.16 in F major, Op.135 (1826)
iii. Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo
iv. Grave, ma non troppo tratto – Allegro
Jacek Klimkiewicz, violin
Laurentius Bonitz, violin
Hideko Kobayashi, viola
Angela Schwartz, cello
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First publication: January 23, 2014 – Last update: September 2, 2017