The Hagen String Quartet will present a Beethoven string quartet cycle in three concerts at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. I wish I could be there– Does anyone have space on a private jet??? 🙂
This fine Austrian ensemble has long been my favorite string quartet. I am just astounded by their amazing musicianship, and their terrific eye communication with one another, let alone the musical results that they achieve. Just watch and listen to Veronika Hagen, the violist. Every musician can learn from her!
This group of players is renowned for its combination of energy, style, spirit, and taste. They are taking up residence at the 92nd Street Y this fall for a six-concert cycle of the complete Beethoven string quartets.
- The first concert offers the three Quartets in F Major (Op. 18, No. 1; Op. 135; and Op. 59, No. 1). Date: Nov. 7 at 7:30 PM
- The second concert includes the “Serioso” and “Harp” Quartets; Date: Nov. 9 at 8 PM
- The third concert features the Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132. Date: Nov. 10 at 3 PM
Address: Lexington Ave. at 92nd St. 212-415-5500.
Here is the Hagen Quartet playing Beethoven’s String Quartet op. 135; (Watch Veronika Hagen: she’s is first to play)
And next, they play the Mozart String Quartet KV 428:
This promises to be a great set of three concerts.