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Beethoven Opus 130

Description

BEETHOVEN OPUS 130 is an octet set to Movements II and IV from Beethoven's late string quartet "Opus 130" including the "Grosse Fuge”. Beethoven had used fugal techniques throughout his career, advancing the form along the way. He wrote, “In my student days I made dozens of fugues…but imagination also wishes to exert its privileges…and a new and really poetic element must be introduced into the traditional form.” Tharp, with reference to her seminal 1970 work The Fugue, also thought of the fugue form in more dramatic terms for this work.

Photos

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  • Beethoven Opus 130
    Matthew Dibble in performance at The Joyce Theater. Photo by Yi-Chun Wu.
  • Beethoven Opus 130
    Twyla Tharp Dance performance in Florence, Italy. Photo by Graham 'gramilano' Spicer.
  • Beethoven Opus 130
    Twyla Tharp Dance performance in Florence, Italy. Photo by Graham 'gramilano' Spicer.
  • Beethoven Opus 130
    Kaitlyn Gilliland and Matthew Dibble in performance at The Joyce Theater. Photo by Yi-Chun Wu.

Music

Music Program:
Movement I - Presto (Movement II from Opus 130)
Movement II- Alla danza tedesca: allegro assai (Movement IV from Opus 130)
Movement III - Grosse Fuge, Op. 133
Audio Sample: 
An excerpt from the "Grosse Fuge", recorded by the Talich Quartet.

Performance History

Twyla Tharp Dance
Orpheum Theater, Tannersville, NY
April 16, 2016
Notes:
Works in progress showing of COUNTRY DANCES, BRAHMS PAGANINI, and new work set to Beethoven Opus 130. Performance at 7:30pm.
Twyla Tharp Dance
Teatro Verdi, Florence, Italy
June 21, 2016
Notes:
Performance is at 8:45pm. Also on the program is a new work being shown as a preview, BEETHOVEN OPUS 130.
Twyla Tharp Dance
Palazzo Mauro de André, Ravenna, Italy
June 24, 2016
Notes:
Performance is at 9:30pm. Also on the program is a preview of BEETHOVEN OPUS 130 (2016).
Twyla Tharp Dance
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
June 30, 2016
Notes:
Performance at 8:00pm. Also on the program the premiere of a new work set to Beethoven's Opus 130.
Twyla Tharp Dance
July 2, 2016
Notes:
Performance at 8:00pm. Also on the program is a new work set to Beethoven's Opus 130.
Twyla Tharp Dance
The Joyce Theater, New York, NY
July 11, 2016
Notes:
Additional performances run from July 11-23. Also on the program is a new work set to Beethoven's Opus 130.
Twyla Tharp Dance
The Joyce Theater, New York, NY
July 19, 2016
Notes:
Additional performances run from July 11-23. Also on the program is a new work set to Beethoven's Opus 130.
Twyla Tharp Dance
The Joyce, New York, NY
July 20, 2016
Notes:
Additional performances run from July 11-23. Also on the program is a new work set to Beethoven's Opus 130.
Twyla Tharp Dance
The Joyce, New York, NY
July 21, 2016
Notes:
Additional performances run from July 11-23. Also on the program is a new work set to Beethoven's Opus 130.
Twyla Tharp Dance
The Joyce, New York, NY
July 22, 2016
Notes:
Additional performances run from July 11-23. Also on the program is a new work set to Beethoven's Opus 130.
Twyla Tharp Dance
The Joyce, New York, NY
July 23, 2016
Notes:
Additional performances run from July 11-23. Also on the program is a new work set to Beethoven's Opus 130.
Twyla Tharp Dance
Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
October 7, 2016
Notes:
Performance at 8:00pm.
Twyla Tharp Dance
October 9, 2016
Notes:
Performance at 7:00pm.
Twyla Tharp Dance
October 11, 2016
Notes:
Performance at 7:00pm.
Twyla Tharp Dance
Sunset Center, Carmel, CA
October 14, 2016
Notes:
Performance at 8:00pm.
Twyla Tharp Dance
Christopher Cohan Center, San Luis Obispo, CA
October 18, 2016
Notes:
Performance at 7:30pm.
Twyla Tharp Dance
Harris Center, Folsom, CA
October 20, 2016
Notes:
Performance at 7:30pm.
Twyla Tharp Dance
La Jolla Music Society, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
October 22, 2016
Notes:
Performance at 8:00pm.
Twyla Tharp Dance
Lied Center, Lincoln, NE
October 25, 2016
Notes:
Performance at 7:30pm.
Twyla Tharp Dance
Tilles Center, Greenvale, NY
November 12, 2016
Notes:
Performance at 8:00pm.
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