Some might find it astonishing that the string quartets by Beethoven continue to be a defining edifice in the music world.
But once again, there is proof of their endurance: The Cuarteto Casals has chosen to celebrate its 20th anniversary with an international concert tour of the complete set, performed over two weekends in six concerts. Vienna’s turn to hear them starts on February 16.
Perhaps just as astonishing is how young musicians continue to establish fabulous string quartets. Despite being at the cusp of their third decade, the Barcelona-based Cuarteto Casals is a millennial group: some of the members were mere teenagers when it formed in 1997. The quartet already appeared in Vienna in 2006 in the “Rising Stars” series. The star has now risen!
The master composed his sixteen…