Mozart in Italy – Illustrated Talk 2

Mozart in Italy – Illustrated Talk 2

Mozart’s First String Quartet

Sunday 8 March 2020, 14:00

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The distinguished writer and musicologist Sergio Durante – Professor at the University of Padua, a member of the Mozart Academy in Salzburg and a former De Bosis Lecturer at Harvard University – explores the context of Mozart’s First String Quartet, composed in Lodi in March 1770.

The talk incorporates a live performance of the work, and also includes examples of the type of quartet writing with which Mozart would have come into contact during his time in Italy.

Duration: approx. 1 hour

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