Beethoven: Quartet in B-flat, Op. 130 (Grosse Fuge)
Ever on the lookout for exceptional young artists, we are very excited to welcome Opus 13 to Fife this year. Prize winners at the Banff International String Quartet Competition 2022, they were awarded the prestigious Equinor Classical Music Award which goes to musical ‘heroes of tomorrow’. Previous winners include Leif Ove Andsnes, Truls Mørk and Vilde Frang. They come for four concerts, opening with one of the titanic masterpieces of the genre. Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge is a work that inspires the greatest minds to superlatives: together with the Hammerklavier sonata (see Saturday 2.30pm) this is Beethoven at his most immense and astonishing. The quartet pair it with one of the most popular quartets of recent years, Shaw’s brief but very memorable ‘Entr’acte’.
Opus 13 are in residence throughout ENF 2024: