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Part one of this cycle, The Age of Enlightenment, consists of Beethoven’s first six string quartets, written when he was 30. The title of the series refers to the graceful, classical elegance of the music, typical of that period in history.
The Age of Enlightenment programmes were presented by the New Zealand String Quartet exclusively at the New Zealand International Arts Festival in Wellington, on 25 and 26 February 2012.
Watch video of the New Zealand String Quartet's 25th anniversary project, BEETHOVEN!, a complete cycle of Beethoven’s sixteen string quartets in six concerts.
BEETHOVEN! is a partnership project between the New Zealand String Quartet and Chamber Music New Zealand in association with the New Zealand International Arts Festival.
Find out more about BEETHOVEN! from the New Zealand String Quartet website.
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