Michael Parloff provides insight into the music and background of Beethoven’s String Quartets: Op 18, No. 4 (C minor), No. 5 (A major), and No. 6 (B-flat major).
Filmed live in the Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio on February 2, 2016. Video produced by Trent Casey.
Quartet in A major, Op. 18, No. 5: 5:48
Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4: 21:27
Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 18, No. 6: 33:14
CMS is grateful to The Emerson String Quartet for the use of excerpts from their Deutsche Grammophon recording of the Beethoven String Quartets.
For additional information about the Beethoven String Quartets, the following resources are highly recommended:
Joseph Kerman: The Beethoven Quartets
William Kinderman: The String Quartets of Beethoven
Lewis Lockwood: Beethoven
Kurt Oppens: Kurt Oppens on Music
J. S. Shedlock, translator: Beethoven’s Letters
Maynard Solomon: Beethoven
Jan Swafford: Beethoven, Anguish and Triumph
Angus Watson: Beethoven’s Chamber Music in Context
Robert Winter (essays by Michael Steinberg): The Beethoven Quartet Companion