DSQ presents: Quartet Correspondence 2.0
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, New York, NY 10023, USA
Mozart: String quartet in G major, KV 387, "Spring"
Haydn: String quartet in C major, op. 76, no. 3, "Emperor"
Two of the most beloved giants of Western music were not only dear friends but served as deep inspirations for one another. When Mozart arrived in Vienna in 1781, Haydn had very recently published his ground-breaking set of six quartets of Opus 33. Mozart, an admiring and studious teenager, learned all that he could from Haydn’s pioneering works. Four years later he was ready to publish his own set of six quartets, known as the Haydn Quartets. Haydn, deeply impressed, continued his masterful output of quartets and perhaps was even influenced by his younger colleague’s genius. Listening to these quartets may feel like reading an intimate exchange of letters between two of the greats.
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