Edward Dusinberre discusses new book BEETHOVEN FOR A LATER AGE in Faber podcast

25th January 2016|Book Launches

In this Faber podcast to mark the publication of his new book, Beethoven for a Later Age: The Journey of a String Quartet, Edward Dusinberre gives us a glimpse of his life in the world-renowned Takács Quartet and introduces us to the story behind Beethoven’s masterpieces – their technical difficulties, their significance for performers and audiences around the world, as well as what they signify for him personally.

Edward Dusinberre is first violinist of the Takács Quartet. Performances of Beethoven have shaped their work together for over forty years. Using the history of both the Takács Quartet and the Beethoven quartets as the backbone to his story, Dusinberre recounts the exhilarating challenge of tackling these pieces.

In an accessible style, suitable for novices and chamber music enthusiasts alike, Dusinberre illuminates the variety and inherent contradictions of Beethoven’s quartets, composed against the turbulent backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars and their aftermath, and shows that engaging with this radical music continues to be as invigorating now as it was for its first performers and audiences.