Celebrating 250 years of Beethoven's birthMore info
Katy Hamilton guest lecturer
Beethoven’s string quartets are amongst the most famous and highly-regarded works of their kind. But how were they received at the time, and how did they come to have such status? Musicologist Katy Hamilton explores the early history of these pieces, how they were performed during Beethoven’s lifetime, and what the critics thought of them then, and in the centuries since.