Lydian String Quartet: “Versuch uber die Fuge”

Artist Residency: May 19-26, 2020

To celebrate their 40th Anniversary season, the Lydian Quartet is embarking on a project they call Beethoven 2020, eight programs that present Beethoven’s complete cycle of string quartets, contextualized with contemporary repertoire. They have chosen to focus on one of these programs during their Yellow Barn artist residency, juxtaposing Beethoven’s String Quartet in B-flat Major, Opus 130, with its original final movement, the Große Fuge, and Jörg Widmann’s Versuch über die Fuge (Attempt at the Fugue), Fifth String Quartet with Soprano. Joining the Lydian Quartet for this residency will be soprano Tony Arnold.