MAY 9, 2020 | BRIEF HISTORY OF THE STRING QUARTET #1

Saturday, May 9th 2020, at 5 pm – Live streaming on Fondazione Giorgio Cini’s YouTube channel

#1 THE CLASSICISM – IN THE SHADOW OF THE ENLIGHTENMENT

First live streaming, broadcast in Italian, with IL QUARTETTO, QUESTO SCONOSCIUTO – Brief history of the string quartet curated by Simone Gramaglia, violist of Quartetto di Cremona and artistic director of Le Dimore del Quartetto and Archipelago, and Chiara Lijoi, musicologist and project coordinator of Le Dimore del Quartetto.

TOPIC
Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven: from the birth of the string quartet to its golden age.

GUEST
Nuccio Ordine, Italian scholar and academic, author of the best-seller The usefulness of the useless, Bompiani 2013

PLAYLIST OF LISTENINGS

Listen to the episode’s playlist on Spotify

Here a list of String Quartets to discover different interpretations of this repertoire:
HAYDN | Borodin Quartet, Quatuor Pascal, Quatuor Mosaïque, Cuarteto Casals, The Lindsays
MOZART | Hagen Quartett, Emerson String Quartet
BEETHOVEN | Amadeus Quartet, Quartetto Italiano, Alban Berg Quartet, Quartetto di Cremona, Belcea Quartet, Emerson String Quartet, Tokyo String Quartet

PLAYLIST OF READINGS

• Charles Rosen, The Classical style: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven
• Robert O. Gjerdingen, Music in the Galant Style
• H.C. Robbins Landon, Haydn. Chronicle and works
• Maynard Solomon, Mozart
• The letters of Mozart and his family
• Maynard Solomon, Beethoven Essays
• Nuccio Ordine, The usefulness of the useless

IL QUARTETTO, QUESTO SCONOSCIUTO

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE STRING QUARTET

First online format in live streaming signed by Le Dimore del Quartetto and hosted by Fondazione Giorgio Cini.
Three episodes about the string quartet world, discovering composers and repertoire through stories and anecdotes. To enrich the exchange, each episode will see the presence of a guest from a different background: a scholar, a musician, a philosopher.