Jelmer de Moed (photo Marco Borggreve)

Selected by / Doric SQ + Jelmer de Moed

Beethoven and Adès
Thu 1 Feb 2024 17:00 - 18:00
Thu 1 Feb 2024
17:00 - 18:00


Thomas Adès Clarinet quintet ‘Alchymia’
Ludwig van Beethoven String quartet op. 18 nr. 5


Doric String Quartet:
Timothy Crawford violin
Ying Xue violin
Hélène Clément viola
John Myerscough cello

Jelmer de Moed clarinet

Fascination for musical history

Thomas Adès, a contemporary giant in his own right, praises the great composers of the past while his compositions reveal a fascination with music history. The Doric String Quartet invites Dutch clarinet virtuoso Jelmer de Moed to join them in creating the Adesian sound spectrum of ‘Alchymia’. Beethoven, too, learned from his colleagues, and in his String Quartet Op. 18 No. 5 in A Major, he modeled the piece after an early Mozart quartet in the same key.

The Selected by series offers great works – alongside each other, in connection or contrast with each other. In an hour, you will hear the string quartet in its entirety: all times, styles, sounds, and colors.

This concert will be recorded and published by NTR on NPO Klassiek