Gillian Whitehead New work in response to Beethoven’s late string quartets
Beethoven Grosse Fuge (from the String Quartet Op.133)
In the last few years of his life, Beethoven concentrated on string quartets to the exclusion of almost all else. Most of his contemporaries thought these late quartets incomprehensible. Dame Gillian Whitehead disagrees, answering Beethoven’s rarefied questions with her own new utterance.