New Esterházy Quartet: The Cellist King (Berkeley)
“The Cellist King,” Frederick William II, ardent cellist and chamber music lover, ruled Prussia from 1786 to 1797. His court at Berlin became the cello capital of the world and is famed for several string quartets by Haydn, Mozart, and Boccherini. The period instrument ensemble New Esterházy Quartet open their season with three of these: Haydn’s Op. 50, No. 1 in Bb, Boccherini’s Op. 41, No. 1 in c, and Mozart’s “Prussian” Quartet (K. 590) in F.
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