String Quartet No.16

Ludwig van Beethoven

String Quartet No.16 in F major

Op. 135

About this work...

Beethoven wrote the bulk of this, his final quartet, in a two-month burst of activity amid health problems and shortly after his nephew Karl attempted to commit suicide. But there's not a hint of self-pity or anguish in this compact, good-natured work. For Beethoven's valedictory composition, this quartet is surprising... read more