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Composer of the Week - Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) - Episode 5


Donald Macleod considers Beethoven's final two years, which saw the creation of his late string quartets - the crowning achievements of the composer's life. The programme includes the last movement of Beethoven's last quartet, along with the canon that inspired it. And there is a complete performance of the Quartet in E flat, in a celebrated showcase by the Guarneri Quartet. Da ist das Werk, WoO 197 (1826) Members of the Kammerchor der Berliner Singakademie Deutsche Gramophon 453 794-2 CD 2 Track 64 Es muss sein, WoO 196 (1826) Members of the Kammerchor der Berliner Singakademie Deutsche Gramophon 453 794-2 CD 2 Track 64 String Quartet No 16 in F, Op 135 - 1826 (finale) Takacs Quartet Decca 470 849-2 CD 2 Track 9 Ecossaise in E flat, WoO 86; Allegretto quasi andante in G minor, WoO 61a; Waltz in D, WoO 85 Gianluca Cascioli (piano) Deutsche Gramophon 453 733-2 CD2 Tracks 24, 19, 23 String Quartet No 12 in E flat, Op 127 (1825) Guarneri Quartet CD 2 Tracks 8-10 CD 3 Track 1.