A History of the Quartet in Seven Concerts The Quartet as Conversation, 1780-1800
24, 25 November 2017
Haydn’s Op. 33 Quartets, published in 1781, have been considered the establishment of the genre. Perceived as a dialogue between four intelligent people, in Goethe’s words, the quartet peaked for the first time in the context of Viennese Classicism.