Reid Chamber Concert

Thursday, May 11, 1972
7.30 pm.
Session 1971-1972

A Mozart evening with the Edinburgh Quartet


The Edinburgh Quartet

Miles Baster
Austin Patterson
Michael Beeston
David Edwards

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

Quartet in B flat, 'The Hunt' K.458 ... Mozart
Allegro vivace assai
 Menuetto and Trio - Moderato
 Adagio assai

Duo in G for Violin and Viola, K.423 ... Mozart
 Rondo Allegro


Quartet in D minor, K.421 ... Mozart
 Menuetto - allegretto
 Allegretto ma non troppo

4-page green typed and reproduced
Programme Notes: 

Programme notes by Edward Harper for the quartets and by Leon Coates for the duo.

The opening words of the programme notes were a letter, dedicating to Haydn the six quartets written between 1783 and 1785, expressing Mozart's feelings as the junior partner (at that time) in one of the most fruitful relationships there can ever have been between two composers:

1st September, 1785

To my dear friend Haydn
  A father who had decided to send out his sons into the great world, thought it his duty to entrust them to the protection and guidance of a man who was very celebrated at the time and who, moreover, happened to be his best friend.
  In like manner I send my six sons to you, most celebrated and very dear friend.  They are, indeed, the fruit of a long and laborious study."

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Admission free
[Reid] Professor: