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"Everything we do is Music"*...

It was… difficult to put a modern day figure on the likes of Mozart, Beethoven and Wagner… for a few reasons. For a start, a lot of the musicians we took a look at were paid in long dead currencies such as thalers, ducats and florins – then there’s the fact that composers were also more likely to have made supplemental income from compositions and tutoring.

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Music About Animals, Day 1 – Theme and Variations from the Trout Quintet by Franz Schubert

This week’s theme is…Music About Animals!  Our animated companions on Earth, animals have been our friends, food, foes, and fascination.  They constantly populate the art of humans, from literature to sculpture, poetry to music.   1,547 more words


Affinity Collective Quartet in Europe: Reflections by Mee Na Lojewski

One string quartet, first international tour, six weeks on the road, four cities, nine concerts, more than twenty lessons… We could not have prepared ourselves for the eye-opening and amazing experiences we would share. 1,009 more words

New Free Online Course: “Defining the String Quartet: Haydn” from Stanford University

Stanford University has a new free online course on Haydn and the development of the string quartet.

The first half of the course explores string quartet writing before Haydn, as well as his early works.  270 more words


Schubert String Quartet no. 4 in C, D. 46

performed by the Melos Quartet

There don’t seem to be any portraits of the Young Franz, at least not that I could dig up in a lazy search. 734 more words


Schubert String Quartet No. 3 in B-flat, D 36

performed by the Melos quartet

So, like the early days with Haydn, we’re still in an early phase of Schubert’s quartet writing. Schubert never lived to be the age Haydn was when he wrote his op. 672 more words