Miró Quartet Complete Beethoven String Quartets Concert Program Order for June 17 – 25, 2020

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Photo credit to Naoya Ikegami for Suntory Hall

In honor of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, the Miró Quartet performs all 16 of the Beethoven string quartets in six concerts at 7:00 pm on June 17th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 24th, and 25th. The quartets will be performed in the order in which Beethoven composed them. All concerts are at Orcas Center in Eastsound, Washington, and tickets are available beginning on January 31st at noon. For more information, click here.

Concert 1 June 17, 2020 – 7:00 pm

String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3

  • Allegro
  • Andante con moto
  • Allegro
  • Presto

String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2

  • Allegro
  • Adagio cantabile – Allegro
  • Scherzo: Allegro
  • Allegro molto, quasi Presto

— INTERMISSION —

String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1

  • Allegro con brio
  • Adagio Affettuoso ed appassionato
  • Scherzo: Allegro molto
  • Allegro

Concert 2 June 18, 2020 – 7:00 pm

String Quartet No. 5 in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5

  • Allegro
  • Menuetto
  • Andante cantabile – Variazioni 1-5 – Poco Adagio
  • Allegro

String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4

  • Allegro ma non tanto
  • Scherzo: Andante scherzoso quasi Allegretto
  • Menuetto: Allegretto
  • Allegro – Prestissimo

— INTERMISSION —

String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6

  • Allegro con brio
  • Adagio ma non troppo
  • Scherzo: Allegro
  • La Malinconia: (Questo pezzo si deve trattare colla più gran delicatezza.)
  • Adagio – Allegretto Quasi Allegro

Concert 3 June 21, 2020 – 7:00 pm

String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, “Razumovsky” Op. 59, No. 1

  • Allegro
  • Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando
  • Adagio molto e mesto –
  • Thème Russe: Allegro

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String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, “Razumovsky” Op. 59, No. 2

  • Allegro
  • Molto adagio (Si tratta questo pezzo con molto di sentimento.)
  • Allegretto; Maggiore (Thème Russe)
  • Finale: Presto

String Quartet No. 9 in C Major, “Razumovsky” Op. 59, No. 3

  • Introduzione: Andante con moto – Allegro vivace
  • Andante con moto quasi Allegretto
  • Menuetto (Grazioso) –
  • Allegro molto

Concert 4 June 22, 2020 – 7:00 pm

String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 74, “Harp”

  • Poco Adagio – Allegro
  • Adagio ma non troppo
  • Presto – Più presto quasi Prestissimo –
  • Allegretto con Variazioni

String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95, “Serioso”

  • Allegro con brio
  • Allegretto ma non troppo –
  • Allegro assai vivace ma serioso
  • Larghetto espressivo – Allegretto agitato

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String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat Major, Op. 127

  • Maestoso – Allegro
  • Adagio, ma non troppo e molto cantabile –
  • Andante con moto – Adagio molto espressivo
  • Scherzando vivace – Presto
  • Finale – Allegro con moto

Concert 5 June 24, 2020 – 7:00 pm

String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132

  • Assai sostenuto – Allegro
  • Allegro ma non tanto
  • Molto Adagio (Heiliger Dankgesang eines Genesenen an die Gottheit, in der lydischen Tonart.) – Andante (Neue Kraft fühlend.)
  • Alla Marcia, assai vivace –
  • Allegro appassionato

— INTERMISSION —

String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 130 (and 133)

  • Adagio ma non troppo – Allegro
  • Presto
  • Andante con moto ma non troppo: Poco scherzoso
  • Alla danza tedesca: Allegro assai
  • Cavatina: Adagio molto espressivo

Grosse Fuge, Op. 133 (in B-flat Major)

  • Overtura: Allegro – Meno mosso e moderato – Allegro – Fuga – Meno mosso e moderato – Allegro molto e con brio

Concert 6 June 25, 2020 – 7:00 pm

String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131
(All movements performed without pause)

  • No. 1: Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo
  • No. 2: Allegro molto vivace
  • No. 3: Allegro moderato – Adagio
  • No. 4: Andante ma non troppo e molto cantabile
  • No. 5: Presto
  • No. 6: Adagio quasi un poco andante
  • No. 7: Allegro

— INTERMISSION —

String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135

  • Allegretto
  • Vivace
  • Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo
  • Der schwer gefasste Entschluss (The conclusion grasped with difficulty):
    Grave, ma non troppo tratto (Muss es sein?/Must it be?) –
    Allegro (Es muss sein!/It must be!)

String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130

  • Finale: Allegro (Substitute finale)