Beethoven's Grosse Fuge, despite being misunderstood and under-appreciated for years, has earned a place of its own in the chamber music repertoire. Originally the final movement of his Op. 130 String Quartet in B-flat, Beethoven wrote another finale for that quartet, and published the Great Fugue separately, at least in part because of the enormous demands the work placed on performers.
WRTI takes you to one of the world's most-respected chamber music festivals at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia. It's music by Handel, Corelli, William Boyce, and Mozart's Quartet in B-flat, K. 458 "The Hunt," featuring the American String Quartet. Join us on Sunday, September 9th, 4 to 5 pm.