The ‘Razumovsky’ quartets are often cited as classic examples of Beethoven’s ‘Heroic’ style. But what was so ‘heroic’ about it? We’ll get beyond the surface of bold gestures and revolutionary sentiment to find out more about Beethoven’s ‘neue Bahn’ (new path) and how it allowed his genius to flourish.
Jonathan James continues his popular explorations of works and their creators from this season in our ‘Beyond the Barline’ series of pre-concert talks, illustrated at the piano and with a fascinating array of audiovisual excerpts.
This talk precedes Chiaroscuro Quartet & Kristian Bezuidenhout, and is the fifth and final ‘Beyond the Barline’ talk of this season.
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