Beethoven Beethoven Wept

Beethoven – a revelation (for Richard and Ben)

Ben to go with your double whiskey and Richard because I’m thinking about you

According to Wikipedia, Beethoven’s 6 Late String Quartets are …  widely considered to be among the greatest musical compositions of all time. This movement from the 13th String Quartet (the Cavatina) was chosen as the last piece to be played on the “golden record“, a phonograph record containing a broad sample of Earth’s common sounds, languages, and music sent into outer space with the two Voyager probes.

Jeremy Siepmann, a music critic, provides some background to this piece of music.

Beethoven wept.

String Quartet No.13 in B flat major, Op.130 – Cavatina: Adagio molto espressivo