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Wigmore Hall Mondays: Meta4

Live from Wigmore Hall, London, a performance by Finnish quartet Meta4. Haydn: String Quartet in C, Op 20 No 2. Schumann: String Quartet in A minor, Op 41 No 1.

Live from Wigmore Hall in London, Haydn's Quartet in C Op 20 No 2 and Schumann's String Quartet in A minor, Op 41 No 1, played by Finnish quartet Meta4.

Haydn's quartet comes from a set of six published in 1772, which with its conversational dialogues between instruments represented a major milestone in the maturing of a still-young genre. Whereas Haydn composed nearly 80 quartets, Schumann wrote only three, all in the same year of 1842, and all showing a more lyrical and Romantic way of approaching the form.

Haydn: String Quartet in C, Op 20 No 2
Schumann: String Quartet in A minor, Op 41 No 1

Meta4.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Joseph Haydn

    Quartet in C major, Op 20 No. 2

    Ensemble: Meta4.
  • Robert Schumann

    String Quartet in A minor, Op 41 No. 1

    Ensemble: Meta4.
  • Timo Alakotila

    Jusslin (Encore)

    Ensemble: Meta4.

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