Cuarteto Casals's Beethoven Cycle opens with a work known above all for the melancholy slow introduction to its finale and continues with the composer's concise final string quartet.
Israeli pianist and composer Matan Porat's new quartet offers a fresh way to approach the meditative focus of the String Quartet in A minor Op. 132, completed following Beethoven's recovery from serious illness in 1825.
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet in B flat major Op. 18 No. 6
String Quartet in F major Op. 135
Matan Porat (b.1982)
String Quartet 'Otzma' (world premiere) 
Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet in A minor Op. 132
Commissioned by Wigmore Hall with the support of Andre Hoffmann, president of the Fondation Hoffmann, a Swiss grant-making foundation
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