Join the popular Solera Quartet for this special program which will feature Beethoven’s sublime String Quartet in a minor, Op 132. The heart of this profound work is the third movement, titled “Heiliger Dankgesang eines Genesenen an die Gottheit, in der lydischen Tonart” or a “Song of Thanksgiving to God for recovery from an illness, in the Lydian mode.” Beethoven wrote this deeply personal work towards the end of his life, after a long period of ill health. It is an emotionally spiritual work, full of longing, gratitude, and contemplative attempts to converse with God and the afterlife. The beauty and intensity of this piece is ever more moving when we remember that Beethoven had succumbed to full deafness by the time he composed this work.
Op. 132 is a true glimpse into the depths of Beethoven’s soul.
For tickets call 631-2800 or performingarts.nd.edu