Tuesday, March 16, 2021
By 1798, Beethoven was ready to take up the string quartet, a genre already developed to a high art by Haydn and Mozart. Beethoven had copied out and intensively studied his predecessors' works, and after about two years and countless sketches produced a set of six string quartets published as Opus 18.
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Beethoven’s five piano concertos were written between 1793 and 1809. The first two concertos, moving beyond chamber works to concert stage, were quite experimental, intending to fill the palpable void in Vienna for this genre of composition left by the death of Mozart in 1791.Read more