Aspect Music Chamber Series presents Beethoven Variations with Poetry by Ruth Padel
Groupmuse Night Out

Aspect Music Chamber Series presents Beethoven Variations with Poetry by Ruth Padel

Upper East Side

Thu, March 31, 2022 7:30 PM, EDT
(Ticket sales closed Mar 31, 7:30 AM EDT)

Pay what you can
21 of 30 tickets still available
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Masks are not required
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Don't bring your own drinks
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks provided
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Wheelchair Accessible

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This unique concert features Ruth Padel’s biographical poetry about Ludwig van Beethoven alongside performances of two of the composer’s string quartets.

The first of these – the impetuous, impassioned and brilliant String Quartet Op. 18 No. 1 – was written in around 1800 when Beethoven was thirty, while the second – the sublime Op. 132 – was finished in 1825, only two years before he died.

How did this lonely, haunted man distill his extraordinary life journey into the quartet form, one full of conversation, human togetherness, social harmony, and integration? How did he move from the Classical balance of the six Op. 18 works to the dark, haunting beauty of Op. 132, with its contemplative central Molto adagio?

Ruth Padel, an award-winning British poet and scholar, has created a lyrical journey through Beethoven’s life, family, feelings and music. She will read a selection of poems that illuminate the life and thought behind the two quartets performed by the extraordinary Quatuor Danel.

There are only 30 discounted tickets available to this concert, so get yours today while you still can!

Ticket holders can register for a free pre-concert discussion here.

What's the music?

Quatuor Danel String Quartet

Ruth Padel - Beethoven Variations: Poems on a Life
Poetry reading by the author

Beethoven - String Quartet in F major, Op. 18, No. 1
Beethoven - String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132

6:30PM Pre-concert Talk and Poetry Reading on Beethoven by Ruth Padel


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