The Bürgers, as defined by Johann Pezzl, were the independent merchants and craftsmen occupying the social space between nobles and servants. These middle-class households of Enlightenment era Vienna provided a new mode of music-making — distinct from the court or the church — the domestic salon where friends would gather to play and hear the latest compositions. Haydn and Mozart found a ready audience and market for their newly published compositions. Mozart’s Adagio and Fugue in C minor will be played, as well Beethoven’s Quartet in C minor. Rarely heard works from outside German-speaking lands include the ”Spanish Mozart” Juan Arriaga as well as a Hoffmeister quartet that deviates from the normal instrumentation by featuring the Viola d’Amore.
“Virtuosic” and heralded for their “colorful music making” (Seen and Heard International)
Jeremy Rhizor & Anna Luce, violins Dan McCarthy, viola, Arnie Tanimoto, cello