The Razumovsky Quartets

In 1806, Beethoven wrote a series of three quartets for strings, Opus 59, nicknamed the Razumovsky quartets, after the Russian ambassador to Vienna who commissioned them.  This morning I ran across a performance of the first quartet from the work, Beethoven’s 7th String Quartet overall.  The quartet takes a place beside the Kreutzer Sonata and Beethoven’s Violin Concerto as an outstanding work for violin by the composer that I’m coming to greatly appreciate.  As I anticipate the next piece in my Suzuki repertoire, which will be my first Beethoven, I’m reminding myself of how much I’ve always loved his work.

This performance, by a surprisingly young quartet in New England, is fantastic:

Thanks for reading.

Ryan

One comment

  1. The 22:30 mark is so beautiful!

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