14 - A Meeting of Minds: T.S. Eliot and Beethoven’s Late Quartets I
19 July 2016 7:00 pm
Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA, UK
A Meeting of Minds: T.S. Eliot and Beethoven’s Late Quartets I
Long Gallery, Castle Howard
Jeremy Irons (reader)*
Beethoven - Quartet no. 12 in E flat (op. 127)
T.S. Eliot - Burnt Norton
Beethoven - Quartet no. 13 in B flat (op. 130)
In the last years of his life, the profoundly deaf Beethoven composed a series of string quartets that contain some of the most extraordinary music ever written. ‘After this, what is left for us to write?’ asked Schubert. Over 100 years later, they inspired the poet T.S. Eliot who resolved ‘I should like to get something of that into verse before I die.’ The result was Four Quartets, Eliot’s own late masterpiece, with its ‘heavenly, or at least more than human gaiety…the fruit of reconciliation and relief after immense suffering.’ In the first of a series of four concerts, the Ryedale Festival brings together the Heath Quartet and Jeremy Irons to perform these visionary final works.
‘Time present and time past. Are both perhaps present in time future. And time future contained in time past.’ – Burnt Norton, T. S Eliot
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