With sixty-eight works to his credit, Joseph Haydn was not only the founding father the string quartet, but also an undisputed
master of the genre. This influence continued through his direct successors, Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven, through the
romantic period and into the twentieth century via the second Viennese School. His music in perpetual fermentis an
unceasing source of wonder, as is proved by the three works the Modigliani Quartet has chosen to couple here.