Get Tickets for Beethoven’s Late Genius at LA Phil
There’s still time to get tickets to enjoy Beethoven’s Late Genius at the LA Phil on Tuesday, Oct, 8th, 2019.
The program starts with Austrian composer Joseph Haydn’s sophisticated and airy String Quartet in E-flat, Op. 33, No. 2, “The Joke,” which was written in a way to fool the listener into thinking the piece has ended, but the piece, in fact, has not. Haydn is known as the “Father of the String Quartet,” and one of the most important figures in the development of the Classical style in music during the 18th century.
Next up is Lowell Liebermann’s Trio No. 1 for Flute, Cello, and Piano Op. 83. Liebermann is one of America’s most frequently performed and recorded living composers and has written over 130 works. This collection of flute chamber music shows the continuing influence of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich among American composers. The piano drops out midway of this remarkable piece for an elegant duet between the flute and cello.
The program ends with German composer Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, which was actually the thirteenth quartet in order of composition but was published later. The third of the five movements in this quartet is titled “Hymn of Thanksgiving to the Divinity from a convalescent, in the Lydian mode.” It was written by Beethoven in the spring of 1825, with a theme of pain, after recovering from a serious illness which resulted in Beethoven becoming completely deaf. Yes, he wrote this while deaf which makes it even more remarkable and one of the many reasons why Beethoven is regarded as the greatest composer who ever lived. You can find out more about the music here.
- Nathan Cole, violin
- Akiko Tarumoto, violin
- Stacy Wetzel, violin
- Michelle Tseng, violin
- Ben Ullery, viola
- Minor L. Wetzel, viola
- Ben Hong, cello
- Dahae Kim, cello
- Jonathan Karoly, cello
- Catherine Ransom Karoly, flute
- Steven Vanhauwaert, piano
For tickets go to LAPhil.com.