Presented by Flinders Quartet
Flinders Quartet has commissioned five emerging composers to write vignettes in response to Beethoven’s Grosse Fugue, creating contemporary relevance for this seminal work.
About the artists
Flinders Quartet’s mission is to carry on the strong tradition of the string quartet in 21st century Australia so future generations can have an idea of Australia’s culture through the music created at the time. The commissioning of five emerging composers to write vignettes in response to Beethoven’s Grosse Fugue creates contemporary relevance for this seminal work and ensures that the generations to come have an awareness of Beethoven’s string quartet canon.
About the concert
Beethoven’s Grosse Fugue is seen by some as an unapproachable composition, but by pairing it with these five short works, we present a new way of listening to this vital work with fresh insights. Beethoven’s Opus 18 were his first works in the genre and his development of one small motif was revolutionary in compositional terms. This same idea is connected to the task ascribed to our five emerging composers, 200 years on.
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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
Ludwig van Beethoven Vignettes:
‘Blue’ – commissioned by Flinders Quartet with support from FQ Syndicate #2
‘Fractured Peace’ – commissioned by Flinders Quartet with support from FQ Syndicate #1
‘Remnant #133’ – commissioned by Flinders Quartet with support from Richard Gubbins
‘Tribute to LvB’ – commissioned by Flinders Quartet with support from FQ Syndicate #3
Claire L. Farrell
‘fugue state’ – commissioned by Flinders Quartet with support from Dimity Reed and Garry Joslin
Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 133
This production is part of the following series:
Sunday 13 November 2022 2.30pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $38 ($29 Concession)
3 Concert Package
Standard $99 ($78 Concession)
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