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The String Quartet in the First Half of the 20th Century
The Third International Othmar Schoeck Symposium

Friday and Saturday, 19 / 20 October 2001
at the Musikhochschule Winterthur Zürich in Zurich (Switzerland)
Organized by the Othmar Schoeck-Society Zurich in collaboration with the Musikhochschule Winterthur Zürich
organized by: Dr. Beat A. Föllmi

Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Dr. Ludwig Finscher, Freiburg im Br.
Dr. Felix Meyer, Basel
PD Dr. Wolfgang Rathert, Berlin
Prof. Dr. Christian Martin Schmidt, Berlin
Dr. Thomas Seedorf, Freiburg im Br.

Description of Symposium:
The Othmar Schoeck-Society offered a symposium on the string quartet of the first half in the 20th century. The "Othmar Schoeck Festival" took place in Zurich from 18 to 21 October 2001. There were several events at the Tonhalle and at the Musikhochschule.
Until the end of the 19th century the string quartet remained part of a relatively unified tradition, whereas at the beginning of the 20th century there develops an increasing debate about the genre. Besides an adherence to a late romantic, post-Brahms idiom, several composers have changed and/or reshaped both the form (through expansion or miniaturization) and the genre poesis. The symposium-participants discussed this multifaceted development and also explored what role the string quartet has played in music history during the first half of the 20th century.

Further details about the program.

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