The Sine Nomine Quartet celebrates Beethoven’s 250 years

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The Sine Nomine Quartet celebrates Beethoven's 250 years


The group will play the complete 16 string quartets of the composer born in 1770 in four churches near Lausanne from the end of August to the end of November.


The quartet will play Beethoven in four churches in the Lausanne region (archives).


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The quartet will play Beethoven in four churches in the Lausanne region (archives).


To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven (1770-1827), the Sine Nomine Quartet will play all of the composer’s 16 string quartets. From the end of August to the end of November, appointment is given at the Abbey of Montheron, at the Temple of Chailly, at the Saint-Laurent church then at the Saint-Sulpice church.

For the four musicians of Sine Nomine – Patrick Genet and François Gottraux on violin, Hans Egidi on viola and Marc Jaermann on cello – Beethoven’s sixteen string quartets occupy “a privileged and unique place”. They are the center of their work, and this for 40 years, they write in a statement.

The 250th anniversary of the birth of the German composer gives them the opportunity to realize an “old dream”: to play all of these quartets in a relatively short time. For Beethoven, these pieces constitute a field of experimentation. They are the mirror of his artistic evolution.

The concerts will be held every last Thursday and Friday of the month. Entry is free, with collection at the exit. Coronavirus obliges, places are limited and registrations recommended on the website of the Sine Nomine Quartet.

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