Joseph Haydn is an unmissable figure in Amandine Beyer’s debut with her string quartet at AMUZ. The ‘father’ of the string quartet is all too often dismissed as overly classical and solid, but in fact his music is highly inventive, playful and even humorous. His lively string quartet in D major is a revelation, with several interesting and innovative themes. Haydn’s influence can also be felt in Schuberts seventh quartet. It is bathed in an atmosphere of carefree optimism, and Schubert’s typical lyricism resounds in each of the four parts. Let the Kitgut Quartet be your discovery of the season!