Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, Op 135
The Amenda Quartet consists of Patricia Sunwoo and David Brickman, violins; Melissa Matson, viola; Mimi Hwang, cello.
This concert, First Muse: It Must Be! was recorded at the First Unitarian Church in Rochester on May 15, 2016.
The string quartet (two violins, one viola, and one cello) is a perfect combination of instruments that has inspired nearly every great composer since Haydn to reach their highest achievements. And so it was with Ludwig van Beethoven who wrote sixteen string quartets which span his lifetime. Within them one finds expressed the spectrum of human experience: joy and anger, jocularity and gravity, despair and exaltation.
The Amenda Quartet took on PROJECT LUDWIG: THE COMPLETE BEETHOVEN STRING QUARTETS, performing all of Beethoven's string quartets in 2016.