13 Feb. The Quartetto Cremona explores more Beethoven quartets for the Istituzione Universitario dei Concerti.
The Cremona quartet continues its exploration of Beethoven quartets in the sixth meeting of the series. They will play op 18 no 2 (first performed in 1801) and opus 59 no 1, which was the first of three quartets commissioned by the Russian ambassador to Vienna, Andrey Razumovsky. It differs from those in the earlier period and requires greater technical expertise, as well as being about twice the length. Aula Magna, Università la Sapienza, www.concertiiuc.it.