Actor David Timson represents Beethoven in this thrilling concert-drama by Clare Norburn, with the Dante Quartet in the role of the imaginary quartet in the composer’s head, performing all three of Beethoven’s great “Razumovsky” Quartets.
Did you know? Beethoven was the ultimate non-conformist. In a time when composers were humble employees, he insisted on being treated as an equal by princes and archdukes. Almost crushed by his debilitating hearing loss, he rallied round to create many of his greatest works while totally deaf. Faced by incomprehension from critics, he retorted that he was writing “music for a later age”.