Carte Blanche Concert II

Calidore String Quartet

No genre more powerfully emblematizes Vienna’s hallowed chamber music tradition than the string quartet. Joseph Haydn, the father of the Classical style, turned the string quartet medium into the lingua franca of Western chamber music. The form was thereafter revolutionized by his student Beethoven, whose imposing cycle of sixteen quartets remains the bedrock of the literature today. Quartets by Haydn and Beethoven (the dazzling third Razumovsky Quartet) bookend Carte Blanche Concert II. At the center of the program are two works by Anton Webern, the Expressionist genius of the Second Viennese School.


Joseph Haydn(1732–1809)
String Quartet in G Major, op. 54, no. 1, Hob. III: 58 (1788)
Anton Webern(1883–1945)
Fünf Sätze for String Quartet, op. 5 (1909) Langsamer Satz for String Quartet (1905)
Ludwig van Beethoven(1770–1827)
String Quartet in C Major, op. 59, no. 3, Razumovsky (1806)


Thursday 19Jul
  • Calidore String Quartet

    7:30 PM

    Tickets: $82 full price; $35 under age thirty

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  • Prelude Performance*

    5:00 PM

    Tickets: Free

  • * Prelude Performances and Koret Young Performers Concerts feature young artists from the Chamber Music Institute. Admission is free. read more