String Quartet no. 3, op. 18/3 Ludwig van Beethoven
String quartet, op. 121 Gabriel Fauré
String quartet no. 15, op. 132 Ludwig van Beethoven
On the occasion of Beethoven year, the Quatuor Ébène has decided to meet quite a challenge: to perform the composer’s complete string quartets in 18 countries throughout the world. More than a tour, the Beethoven Around the World project is about transcending geographic and cultural borders. It aims to share Beethoven’s music with a wide range of audiences, in a spirit of humanism in keeping with the composer’s beliefs. The idea of the musical journey came about in 2014, after a concert given at New York’s Carnegie Hall, and will include a live recording of the complete works and a documentary. The most well-known of French quartets is making a stopover at BOZAR, where it will perform one of the German master’s first, and one of his last quartets.