Oxford Beethoven Festival: TS Eliot Four Quartets
TS ELIOT Four Quartets
BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132
Jeremy Irons - narrator
Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic
Beethovenâ€™s music was coursing through TS Eliotâ€™s mind when he wrote his wartime poetic masterpieces, the Four Quartets. In this performance at the Sheldonian Theatre, Jeremy Irons recites Eliotâ€™s unsurpassed contemplation of time, the universe and the divine while Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra play Beethovenâ€™s testament to beauty and humanity, the String Quartet Op. 132. Pivoting on its expansive slow movement, a hymn of thanksgiving from a recuperating Beethoven, there is no more penetrating insight into the nature of suffering and difficulty than this masterpiece from Beethovenâ€™s pen.
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