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Festival Rolland 2021: Beethoven op. 59 no. 1 with the Sierra Quartet

Thu, October 28, 2021 6:00 PM, PDT

Hey friends! We're so happy to share this performance capture of Beethoven's String Quartet in F Major, op. 59, no. 1, recorded in high definition during Festival Rolland's 2021 retreat. We’ll open with a chat about the piece’s background with esteemed musicologist, program annotator, and … my mom, Jane Vial Jaffe. See you there! — James


Sierra Quartet String Quartet

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, op. 59, no. 1

Beethoven’s titanic String Quartet Opus 59 No. 1 is the first of his middle period, which signified his breaking from classical norms and finding his own unique musical voice. A soaring opening movement is followed by a quirky scherzo (marked “always joking”), then a deeply profound and sorrowful 3rd movement. The piece finishes with an exuberant Russian theme which honors the
dedicatee of the Opus 59 quartets, Count Razumovsky.


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Elizabeth Fry, about 1 month ago

Lovely! Thank you! I look forward to the next concert.



James Jaffe Emcee
Luis H. Pine
Marjorie DeLuca
Jane Jaffe
Linda Koenig
Elizabeth Fry
Audrey Harris
David Kessler
Wendy Keyes
Linda Sum
Barbara Bach
Vivian Nelson
Patricia Gilbert
Peter Meyer