National String Quartet Foundation Series - Beethoven Reflected 3
Leoš Janáček [1854-1928] - Quartet No.1 The Kreutzer Sonata
Donnacha Dennehy - ‘Wig’ †
Ludwig van Beethoven[1770-1827] - String Quartet in F major Op.135 
Donnacha Dennehy presents a new companion piece for Beethoven’s last and most reflective quartet, his F major quartet Op.135.
The pieces in this concert reflect upon each other, their makers or the myths around the music. Janacek’s first string quartet, “Kreutzer Sonata”, not only relates to Beethoven’s sonata for violin and piano of the same name but also to Tolstoy’s novella in which the Beethoven piece features dramatically.
† Commissioned by the National String Quartet Foundation with funds from The Arts Council /
An Chomhairle Ealaíon.