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Beethoven / Woolf

Quatuor Thymos

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016 — 8:30pm
Amphithéâtre - Cité de la musique


  • Textes de Virginia Woolf (Les Vagues, correspondances, nouvelles)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Quatuor à cordes n° 14
  • Ethel Smyth
    Quatuor à cordes
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    L'Art de la fugue (extraits)
  • Sur une idée originale d'Anne-Gaëlle SALIOT


  • Gabriel Richard
  • Anne-Sophie Le Rol
  • Nicolas Carles
  • Delphine Biron
  • Daniel Mesguich
It was while listening to Beethoven on the gramophone that Virginia Woolf had the idea for her novel The Waves, and the composer’s String Quartet No. 14, Op. 131 seems to have played an influential role in the development of free indirect discourse.  This concert intertwines text and music, from a string quartet by Woolf’s friend Ethel Smyth, to The Art of Fugue.


The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus I
String Quartet in E Minor: II. Allegro molto leggiero
Thymos / Beethoven, quatuor à cordes n°14