Beethoven’s “Difficult Decision”

Haydn / Shostakovich / Beethoven

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Monday, 3 August 2020 at 7:30 PM

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Ariel Quartet
Alexandra Kazovsky, violin
Gershon Gerchikov, violin
Jan Grüning, viola
Amit Even-Tov, cello

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809)
String Quartet in C Major, Opus 76 No. 3; Hob. III:77 (“Emperor”)
Allegro
Poco adagio, cantabile
Menuetto:  Allegro;  Trio
Finale:  Presto

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975)
String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Opus 73
Allegretto
Moderato con moto
Allegro non troppo
Adagio
Moderato

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Opus 135
Allegretto
Vivace
Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo
“Der schwer gefaßte Entschluss” (“The Difficult Decision”): Grave, ma non troppo tratto—Allegro