Daedalus QuartetThe Complete Beethoven Quartets
September 12, 2017 · Kelly Writer's House
In a Philadelphia first, The Daedalus Quartet, Penns quartet-in-residence, performs the 16 masterpieces that make up Beethovens quartet cycle, all in a single season. The cycle demonstrates a range of artistic innovation, emotional expression and sheer craftsmanship that remains unparalleled in music today. Join us for an exploration of the personal odyssey of Beethoven, the musician and the man: his genius, his suffering, his joy, his sense of humor, his inner child.
Program: The Poetry of Beethoven
Quartet no. 1 in F major, Op. 18 no 1
Quartet no. 15 in A minor, Op. 132
Readings of poetic responses to Beethoven's Opus 132
T.S. Eliot, Aldous Huxley, Milan Kundera and many other writers found inspiration in Beethovens music, particularly his late quartets. In this special collaboration with the Kelly Writers House, the Daedalus Quartet will perform Quartet no. 1 in F major, Opus 18 no 1, which is inspired in part by Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet, and Quartet no. 15 in A minor, Opus. 132. Penn poets will complete the performance with their own responses to Opus 132.
This performance is part of the Complete Beethoven Quartets series, featuring eight performances across Penn's campus throughout our 17/18 season. View the whole series >>
- Tuesday, September 12 @ 6 PM
Photo credit: Lisa Marie Mazzucco