When: Sat., Oct. 8, 8 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 9, 4 p.m. 2016
Beethoven's Op. 59 quartets will be performed as part of a complete Beethoven string quartet cycle by the Takács Quartet over six concerts. Composed against the turbulent backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars and their aftermath, this radical music is as invigorating now as it was for its first performers and audiences. Saturday: Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2, Quartet No. 11 in f minor, Op. 95 (“Serioso”), Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 130 with original finale. Sunday: Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1, Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 74 (“Harp”), Quartet No. 14 in c-sharp minor, Op. 131.