Beethoven For A Later Age

Episodes

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01An Audition2016040420160405 (R4)

Life with the Tackas Quartet is recollected by its first violinist Edward Dusinberre.

Edward Dusinberre is the Tackas Quartet's first violinist and in his illuminating account he takes us inside the daily life of a string quartet and explores his creative, musical and personal relationships with his fellow players. He also looks at the challenges of performing Beethoven's extraordinary quartet music which was composed against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars.

Recordings of the Tackas Quartet playing Beethoven's string quartets will be interwoven into each programme. Tim McMullan is the reader.

Abridged by Sara Davies

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

02The First Season2016040520160406 (R4)

Edward Dusinberre recalls his first season as the Takacs Quartet's first violinist.

Edward Dusinberre recalls his first season as the Takacs Quartet's first violinist. As he and his three fellow performers set out to perfect their performance of Beethoven's Opus 18, no 1 he is preoccupied by questions of more individual and more integrated expression in the musical ensemble. He also finds that adapting to life as a touring musician has it's challenges.

Read by Tim McMullan

Abridged by Sara Davies

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

03Irretrievably Fractured2016040620160407 (R4)

The Takacs Quartet's first violinist Edward Dusinberre recalls a time of loss and grief. He finds solace and a changed perspective in performing Beethoven's turbulent Opus 59, no 2.

Read by Tim McMullan

Abridged by Sara Davies

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

During a time of loss and grief, Edward finds solace performing Beethoven's Opus 59, No 2.

04Recreation2016040720160408 (R4)

The Takacs Quartet's first violinist Edward Dusinberre takes us into the recording studio and away from the stage as he and his fellow musicians set about recreating Beethoven's extraordinary music for CD.

Read by Tim McMullan

Abridged by Sara Davies

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

Edward Dusinberre and his fellow musicians set about recreating Beethoven's music for CD.

Edward Dusinberre and his fellow musicians set about recreating Beethoven's music for CD.

05Convalescence2016040820160409 (R4)

The Takacs Quartet's first violinist Edward Dusinberre reflects on his career with his fellow players; taking a leap of faith, and Beethoven's late and transcendent music.

Read by Tim McMullan

Abridged by Sara Davies

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

The Takacs Quartet's first violinist Edward Dusinberre on taking a leap of faith.