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Department
Music
Course
MUSI 1001
Professor
John Higney
Semester
Winter

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thMusicMarch 8The String QuartetGenre of chamber musicThe most historically important genre of chamber musicOne person per part no conductorHaydn created the genreknown as the father of the string quartetFour movementsfastslowminuetfast Scherzos replace minuet in some quartetsItalian for Joke high spirited styleWere performed in small concert hallsprivate homesCould be performed by amateur or professional musiciansAudiences were typically small intimate groupOften played by performers for their own pleasure without an audience Haydn and MozartPlayed together in string quartets in 17841785Haydn played first violin Mozart played violaResulted in a lifelong friendshipMozart dedicates asset of quartets to Haydn HaydnOpus 76 no 3 The Emperor QuartetHaydns favourite compositionComposed during the summer as 1797Known as the Emperor because of its famous
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