What Makes it Great? Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 16 Op. 135
Sunday, August 03, 2014
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Months before his death and sinking in personal tragedy, Beethoven writes in the last movement of his last completed substantial work: “The difficult decision: Must it be? It must be!” Is this genius in his final days exploring life’s most unanswerable question? Or is there something else at work? Rob Kapilow investigates the extraordinary world of Beethoven’s magnificent final quartet.