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The Classical Style
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It’s been called “the perfect integration of melody, harmony, rhythm, and texture…” exemplified by the works of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.  In this episode,  we explore “The Classical Style,” inspired by the eponymous book by the eminent writer and pianist Charles Rosen, the only publication on music to win a National Book Award. You’ll hear Classical-era  concertos, quartets, sonatas and more, performed both live on stage and in extraordinary virtual performances.

This Episode’s Playlist

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809): String Quartet No. 64 in D Major, Op. 76, No. 5: IV. Finale. Presto
Madison Quartet
Arianna Schickel, violin
Isabella Gorman, violin
Josephine Stockwell, viola
Mira Kardan, cello
Staunton Augusta Art Center, Staunton, VA
Heifetz Institute Recording | 07.23.2021

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791): Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216: I. Allegro
Melissa White, violin
Rohan De Silva, piano
First Presbyterian Church, Staunton, VA
Heifetz Institute Recording | July 18, 2021

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): 7 Variations on ‘Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen,’ from Mozart’s Magic Flute, WoO 46
Zlatomir Fung, cello
Rohan De Silva, piano
Francis Auditorium, Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, VA
Heifetz Institute Recording | 08.04.2019

Franz Anton Hoffmeister (1754 – 1814): Viola Concerto in D major:
II. Andante
Matt Cohen, viola; Zhenni Li-Cohen, piano
House concert, Staunton, VA
Heifetz Institute Recording | 03.27.2021

Haydn: Piano Trio No. 39 in G Major: III. Finale. Rondo all Ongarese, Presto
Madison Vest, violin
Kevin Mills, cello
Carlos Avila, piano
Francis Auditorium, Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, VA
Heifetz Institute Recording | 10.15.2015

Mozart: String Quintet in G minor, K. 516: II. Minuetto. Allegretto – Trio
Chaewon (Hannah) Kim, violin – Seoul, South Korea
Hyejin Kim, violin – Seoul, South Korea
Jack Kessler, viola – Miami, Florida
Gene Hotta, viola – Torrance, CA
En-Chun (Eugene) Lin, cello – Wandan Township, Taiwan
Heifetz Institute Virtual Recording | 08.04.2020

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 8 in G Major, Op. 30, No. 3: I. Allegro assai [excerpt]
Suet Yin Athena Shiu, violin – Hong Kong
Seonmi Lee, piano – Seoul
Heifetz Institute Virtual Recording | 07.16.2021

Go Deeper

Seven Things to Know About The Seven Variations

Check out this fascinating post from the Sydney Mozart Society about Beethoven’s  Seven Variations on Mozart’s “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen” from The Magic Flute: “The seven variations are particularly interesting for the way in which they reflect aspects – seven in fact – of Beethoven’s own life and works.” 


Learn about the remarkable collaboration of “music, movement, and mindfulness” led by Heifetz Communication Training faculty members (and outstanding violinists) Melissa White and Elena Urioste.  Melissa’s Mozart performance is featured on this episode.

Heifetz How-To: Making a Virtual Musical Collaboration

From our Heifetz Virtual Institute, check out these step-by-step video tutorials from Artistic Director Nicholas Kitchen  of how to create a collaborative chamber music recording when it’s not possible to rehearse and play together in the same space. 

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