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Beethoven's Serioso - Saturday Performance

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Dow Field

1-199 Academy Street

Franconia, NH 03580

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Beethoven's revolutionary eleventh string quartet, "Serioso," is a compelling work that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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It has been said that Beethoven's arrival in Vienna nearly destroyed the confidence of poor Johannes Hummel. Hummel was also a composer-pianist and fellow student of Josef Haydn. However, the two eventually became friends and colleagues and Hummel blossomed as one of the pre-eminent musicians of the day. His delightful Septet stands in sharp contrast to Beethoven's revolutionary eleventh string quartet, "Serioso". This compelling work, which will keep you on the edge of your seat, was described by the distinguished musicologist, Joseph Kerman, as a "radical private war on every fiber of rhetoric and feeling that Beethoven knew or could invent. Everything unessential falls victim, leaving a residue of extreme concentration, in dangerously high tension."

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Organizer North Country Chamber Players

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Now well past their 40th season, the North Country Chamber Players, through their unwavering commitment to the area and, having successfully built an audience for classical music in northern New Hampshire, now present their ever-popular six-week-long White Mountains Music Festival and additional year-round chamber music concerts.  As ambassadors for the arts, representing New Hampshire, the Chamber Players performed in a national tribute to the great Brazilian composer Heitor Villa Lobos at New York City’s Merkin Concert Hall, presented a nine-concert series, “An American Chamber Music Retrospective,” under the auspices of the MacDowell Colony’s Centennial Anniversary celebration, and have been the subject of feature articles in the New York Times, the Boston Globe and Ski Magazine

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