Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Louis Spohr and the double string quartet

Louis Spohr, composer and violinist artist: Carl Krause, via wikimedia commons

Composer Louis Spohr came up with the idea of a double quartet; not really an octet, but two string quartets, side by side, having a musical conversation. On today's episode, hear Louis Spohr's Double String Quartet No. 1, from a concert at the Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival.

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