The first performance of this season’s Lauderdale residency will be of Mozart’s Quartet K. 465 in C major – nicknamed the ‘Dissonance’ Quartet. It is one of 6 quartets that Mozart dedicated to the ‘Father of the String Quartet’, Haydn.
Mozart arrived in Vienna in 1781, and whilst there, studied Haydn’s works, the two became good friends, often playing quartets together. Mozart set about writing his set of 6 quartets which were published in 1785. After Haydn heard the quartets, he famously told Mozart’s father, Leopold;
“Before God, and as an honest man, I tell you that your son is the greatest composer known to me either in person or by name. He has taste, and, what is more, the most profound knowledge of composition.”
Admission is free to lunchtime concerts at Hill Homes / Lauderdale House, and light refreshments are provided after the performance.