Beethoven and the String Quartet Lecture and Performance

Beethoven and the String Quartet Lecture and Performance

October 16, 2019
12:30 pm

Thayer Hall

Free, no tickets required

Beethoven’s relationship with the string quartet spanned most of his professional life, from the early masterpieces of Op. 18 to the astonishing late quartets of his final years. Join Dr. Kristi Brown-Montesano, Chair of Music History and Literature, and the Viano String Quartet as they explore the cultural background of Beethoven’s quartets—particularly the musical world of early 19th-century Vienna—as well as the composer’s many stylistic innovations in a genre that sparked intense devotion among amateurs and connoisseurs alike.


Enjoy master classes, lectures, film screenings, and all things Beethoven October 14–19. View the full schedule for Beethoven 250.

To deepen your experience this week, please join us for the finale performance and celebration, Beyond the Quartet, on Saturday, October 19.