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Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Verbrugghen Hall
|Enigmas and emotions: Outstanding chamber musicians at the Musica Viva Festival in Sydney|
|The noted Beethoven pianist Artur Schnabel was famously interested only in music that he felt was “better than it can be performed”. This idea of works which transcend any individual performance seems particularly true when it comes to Beethoven’s late string quartets, enigmatic masterpieces which continue to pose challenges to interpreters nearly two centuries after they were written. But what makes the String Quartet in B flat Op. 130 so great?|
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