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Chamber Music Series 2

Mari Lee, violin
Harriet Langley, violin
En-Chi Cheng, viola
Sujin Lee, cello

Ludwig van Beethoven’s favorite book was an almanac of daily essays on natural and scientific wonders: “the workings of the eye, discoveries in a microscope, the phenomenon of storms...” His string quartet no. 13 with “Grosse Fuge” explores an equally wondrous variety of musical worlds. The New York Classical Players perform this late period masterwork, preceded by recitations from the Library’s rare 19th century copy of C.C. Sturm's Reflections On the Works of God, and His Providence Throughout All Nature, Beethoven’s favorite book.

BEETHOVEN / String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat major, Op. 130
BEETHOVEN / Große Fuge, Op. 133


The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to the concert. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seating. Call 212.642.0142 for more detailed information. All programs are subject to last minute change or cancellation.