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A live concert in a living room, backyard, or another intimate space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.
"Beethoven's last words": the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival
South of Market, San Francisco
Sat, January 11, 2020 7:30 PM, PST
- 81 of 200 spots still available
- No COVID-19 restrictions
- Bring your own drinks
- No bathroom at this event
- Kid-friendly event
Beethoven was completely deaf by the age of 46, but kept composing until he died, at age 57. The String Quartet No. 16 was the last major work he completed. Even if he hadn't been deaf, he wouldn't have heard it performed -- it wasn't premiered until 1828, one year after his death.
Under the introductory slow chords in the last movement Beethoven wrote in the manuscript "Muß es sein?" (Must it be?) to which he responds, with the faster main theme of the movement, "Es muß sein!" (It must be!).
Beethoven (age 25), Piano Sonata Op. 2 No. 1
Beethoven (age 55), Six Bagatelles for solo piano, Op. 126
Beethoven (age 56), String Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135 -- the last major work that Beethoveen completed
Mozart (age 26), Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414
Trinity Alps Chamber Players
What's the music?
BEETHOVEN'S FINAL WORKS FOR PIANO:
Six Bagatelles for Piano, Op. 126
BEETHOVEN'S FINAL WORK PERIOD:
String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135
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