Monday, March 1, 2010

The String Quartet, Reinvented

"CREDIT for inventing the string quartet tends to be laid at the feet of Joseph Haydn, that industrious, fecund genius whose life’s work counts among the crowning achievements of the 18th-century Austrian Empire...Credit for intuiting that the medium could be opened wider — in a sense reinventing the string quartet as a vehicle of limitless stylistic breadth — belongs to the violinist David Harrington, who founded the Kronos Quartet in 1973."

For the full story, please see the New York Times.

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