Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Flinders Quartet
Five emerging composers respond to Beethoven 200 years on.
About the artists
Flinders Quartet has garnered a reputation as one of Australia’s most loved chamber music ensembles. A quartet for the 21st century and a highly respected force in Australian chamber music, their musical skill and maturity have continued to flourish over more than two decades of performing together.
About the concert
Their performance in Primrose Potter Salon sees the commissioning of five emerging composers to write vignettes in response to Beethoven’s Grosse Fugue, creating contemporary relevance for this seminal work and ensuring that generations to come have an awareness of Beethoven’s string quartet canon.
By pairing Beethoven’s Grosse Fugue with five, short works, Flinders Quartet present a new way of listening to the revolutionary composition with a renewed perspective.
Beethoven’s Opus 18 comprises his first works in the string quartet genre and his development of one small motif which was revolutionary in compositional terms. This same idea is connected to the task ascribed to the five emerging composers, 200 years on.
Praise for Flinders Quartet
‘Known for its closeness and empathy between players… each was constantly in touch with the others so that the musicality was everything the composers could have hoped for.’ Classic Melbourne
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Thibaud Pavlovic-Hobba violin
Wilma Smith violin
Helen Ireland viola
Zoe Knighton cello
Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet No.1 in F, Op.18 No.1
Tribute to LvB
Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.133
This production is part of the following series:
Monday 14 November 2022 11am & 6pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $40 ($29 Concession)
2 Show Packages available
Standard $68 (Concession $50)
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