Inside the score: Ludwig van Beethoven. Friday, January 12, 2024

by | 4 Jan 2024 | Events

Ludwig van Beethoven – Quartet no. 9 in C major op. 59, no. 3. Friday, January 12 at 6:30 pm at the Refectory Hall. Free event.


A series of events designed to bring audiences closer to a deeper understanding of the authentic essence of music. A fascinating opportunity for those who wish to learn how to perceive even the most subtle sonic nuances.

Offered in conjunction with a chamber music concert, the meeting includes a presentation by LuganoMusica director Etienne Reymond and, when possible, one or more of the musicians involved during the performance.

Using language accessible to all, the peculiarities of the score will be highlighted, along with the historical features of the composition. During the concert, this will inevitably make listening more enriched and enjoyable.

As part of the weekend dedicated to string quartets, the third of the quartets known as Rasumovsky will be examined and explored. The op. 59 was dedicated to Count Andreas Rasumovsky, a Russian aristocrat and son of a Cossack officer who held the post of ambassador to Vienna. Beethoven composed these three quartets between 1805 and 1806, publishing them a few years later.

Interesting to know that the C major quartet is the only one of the three not to feature an authentic Russian theme, and it is the first of all Beethoven’s quartets to open with a slow introduction.

These and many other characteristics related to the score will be explored during the meeting, offering the audience greater awareness in listening to the concert.

More information is available here.