LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
String Quartet No. 6 in B flat major, op. 18
String Quartet No. 16 in F major, op. 135
String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, op. 132
Beethoven perfected the art of the string quartet. For the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth, the Cuarteto Casals juxtaposes the formal beauty of one of his early pieces in this genre with the liberating energy of his last quartets, to which the master devoted the last period of his life.