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Cavani String Quartet Bests Beethoven

When: Wed., April 27 2011

Beethoven composed 16 string quartets. As of tonight, the Cavani String Quartet can truthfully claim to have performed every one of them. It's a feat that has been compared to climbing Mt. Everest or performing all of Shakespeare's plays. In residence at the Cleveland Institute of Music since 1988, the award-winning foursome began their musical quest in the fall of 2009, performing many of the pieces in local public libraries. The final curtain rises tonight at 8 p.m. in Kulas Hall. The concert includes a performance of both Beethoven's first quartet, published in 1801, and his last quartet, composed just before his death in 1827. Also on the bill is the quartet in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3. The performance is free and will be broadcast live on WCLV-FM 104.9. Kulas Hall is at 11021 East Blvd. in University Circle. Call 216-791-5000 or visit for more information. — Cicora

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