Early Beethoven

  • 09:30
  • 30.01.2020
  • Kleine zaal
  • € 18,50

Borusan Quartet
Esen Kıvrak violin
Özgür Baskın violin
Efdal Altun viola
Çağ Erçağ cello

Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet no. 5, op. 18/5
Burhan Öçal Eski Istanbul

In a subtle reference to Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, six festival days kick off with an Early Beethoven, in place of the previous festival’s Early Haydn series. Characterised by clarity, tension, humour and elegance, these quartets do not reflect the mature Beethoven’s complex and contrary character; instead, they reveal a young, ambitious Beethoven, embarking on the creation of an unparalleled quartet oeuvre.

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Beethoven modelled his string quartet on Mozart’s KV 464, which Mozart in turn had dedicated to Haydn. This quartet is thus rooted in the Viennese tradition. The Borusan Quartet performs Eski Istanbul as encore – a popular Turkish song – arranged for string quartet in an almost nostalgic, high Romantic style.

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