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This year we're celebrating a massive composer with a massive tour. The 2020 National Tour brings Beethoven back on his 250th birthday, in six concerts across the capital in September. This is your chance to hear us perform his complete string quartets and rejoice in each charismatic work. Written throughout his life, Beethoven’s string quartets remain, like his symphonies, some of the most remarkable classical music ever composed. Don’t miss a moment of this extraordinary series.
Reset your expectations at each of these exceptional and individual quartets. Across our six-concert series prepare yourself to trace Beethoven’s evolution from brilliant classicist to daring modernist. Acclaimed world-wide for our performances of Beethoven’s music, join us for the second of six unforgettable programmes. Beethoven | Innovator sets the scene with one of the composer’s first quartets, then shows off his unexpected and unprecedented moves in music from his middle period.
String Quartet Opus 18, No 2 (1801)
String Quartet Opus 74 (1809)
String Quartet Opus 59, No 2 (1808)