great Austrian composer is reported to have exclaimed to the English music
publisher John Bland after a particularly unsatisfactory shave: “I would give
my best string quartet for a decent razor”?
Bland allegedly gave the composer
his razor and received the string quartet Op. 55, No. 2 in F minor, now
nicknamed The Razor, in exchange!
party thrown by the English composer Stephen Storace in the 1780s a performance
was given by a quartet comprising the composers Mozart, Haydn, Dittersdorf and
Vanhall. Which instrument did each
played first violin, Dittersdorf played second violin, Mozart played viola, and
Vanhall played the cello
slow movement of Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 76/3 in C and Schubert’s String
Quartet in D minor, D810, are both sets of variations on the melodies of songs
by the respective composers. Name
Emperor’s Hymn of 1797
Schubert: Death and the Maiden of 1817
was the first child in 100 years (since 1900) to perform on the violin Mozart
played as a child?
Lott, born in Germany, June 2, 1987.
She began playing the violin when she was 3!
did Maynard Solomon identify as Beethoven’s “Immortal Beloved”?
of Beethoven’s hair was sold at Sotheby’s in 1994 and subsequently underwent
scientific examination. What were
determined that Beethoven suffered from lead poisoning. The lock of hair in question, secreted
out of Nazi Germany by an unknown Jew in 1943, remained in the hands of a local
doctor until it was sold.
1977 NASA included a recording of “Sounds of Earth” in the information carried
by the Voyager 2 space probe.
Among the 90 minutes of music was some for string quartet. What was the music, the composer, and
who played it?
music was the Cavatina from Beethoven’s String Quartet, Op. 130 played by the
pioneer, the creator, the innovator
the new forms to a state of perfection
Life of a Musician in the Classical Era 1750-1825
Public Demand for Music
first public concerts
of the Young Musician?
Free Lance Composer