Please take careful note of the starting time for each concert.
The Dante Quartet, with David Timson (actor) as Beethoven,
trace Beethoven’s personal and musical journey through his 17 string quartets. These
performances will combine the exquisite playing of The Dante Quartet with a dramatised
personal testimony from Beethoven himself.
The dramatised passages will feature new writing by playwright Clare Norburn alongside
original sources and letters, including the famous Heiligenstadt Testament in which
Beethoven expresses his despair at his growing deafness.
The concert series can be dipped into or enjoyed complete, giving the listener new
insights and a deeper understanding of Beethoven’s music and his extraordinary personal
“Daring and vivid one-man psychodrama”
The Guardian, 2016 on Clare Norburn’s concert/play Breaking the Rules with the Marian
“The unflinching integrity of their interpretation and the excitement of their playing
were consistently superb.”