(Capri Theatre, Adelaide, 23 February 2021)
Beethoven was a real grind: loads of chamber pieces, choral works, incidental music and variations, songs, 17 sets for string quartets. At the Capri Cinema on Tuesday night TVC enjoyed 7 short pieces by a young but accomplished string quartet* (2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello) of his works, in a theatre lit only by numerous candles (see main image). The event is part of a series of such offerings around the country, and well worth attending, as they are accessible, enjoyable, and inexpensive.
‘Beethoven’s Best Works performed by a String Quartet’ included:
and concluded with an extract from the 9th symphony as a finale (in place of an encore)[* The string quartet was accomplished, as we said, but we do not know their names, and are currently making inquiries.]