The opening item in this concert anticipates the 250th Anniversary of the birth of Beethoven in 2020, with a piece commissioned by the Brodsky Quartet some years ago from the Japanese composer Karen Tanaka. This piece features quotations from Beethoven's String Quartet No.18.
Tanaka At the grave of Beethoven
J.S.Bach C Major Fugue (arrangement for string quartet)
Shostakovich String Quartet No 4, Op 83
Beethoven String Quartet Op 131