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Why is the string quartet the most important genre in the realm of chamber music? How did this genre come about? How did the history of the quartet evolve? In thirty minutes, the musicologist Miguel Ángel Marín suggests answers to these questions, outlining the astonishing birth of the genre during the 1760s, the characteristics of early quartets and some of the most important quartet composers and musicians. This session marks the beginning of the series The History of the Quartet in Seven Concerts, which will run from October 2017 until June 2018, tracing the history of this genre.
William Morris and Gustav Holst shared political and aesthetic ideals. From 1896, Holst conducted the Hammersmith Socialist Choir, a worker’s choir that rehearsed at Morris’s house, for which he composed his Three Love Songs on texts by the artist. The songs reflect aesthetic ideas Holst and Morris had in common, such as the defence of simple, but beautiful art, based on local materials.
Salieri poisoned Mozart. Or so the legend goes. The suspicion surrounding this terrible crime is the departure point for Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart and Salieri, a new coproduction between the Teatro de la Zarzuela and the Fundación Juan March as part of its series Chamber Music Theatre. Jealousy as the creative force is the inspiration behind this proposal by Rita Cosentino, who presents a journey based on that fateful night when Salieri (Ivo Stanchev) decided to eliminate Mozart (Pablo García-López), and extends to a period after the facts, when the question arises: Did Salieri poison Mozart?