The Quartet. A mirror of Society?

Sonic tasting with writer and music agent Sonia Simmenauer

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

Flagey, Klarafestival