One only needs to compare the musical scores by the composer Haydn to those of Bartok or Shostakovich to understand how composition can reflect the ‘zeitgeist’ of a society. From perceiving the quartet as a 3 + 1, to 4 equal partners, composers themselves, one could argue, embodied a shift from autocratic organisation through to democracy with all its consequences.
This sonic tasting takes place before the concert of Boris Giltburg & Pavel Haas Quartet.
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