The future great masters
J. Haydn String Quartet No. 1, Op. 1
B. Bartok String Quartet No. 1, Op. 7
L. Beethoven String Quartet No. 1, Op. 18
D. Shostakovich String Quartet No. 1, Op. 49
Début is a very diverse program. It is the first steps of four great masters of the string quartet repertoire. The father of the genre (Haydn) and quintessential classical string quartet composer. The " best" string quartet composer, who took the genre from the classical era to the romantic era, and went farther than any other romantic composer in his late quartets (Beethoven). And the two most important string quartet composers of the 20th century who's quartets are like a diary of their musical lives (Bartok and Shostakovich).