A fly-on-the-wall view of the artistry behind turning a never-before-seen piece of sheet music into a virtuoso recital.

In this video: Part public rehearsal and part armchair master class, Sarah Curro String Quartet comes together to take a string quartet composed by Austrian composer Joseph Haydn from first glance through to the first performance in front of a live audience in the Centre’s Salon. This video showcases the full concert from start to finish in an original concept devised by Melbourne Festival as part of the ‘Haydn for Everyone’ program (2013-2015).

About Musical Explorations: Musical Explorations is an opportunity to witness the craft of professional musicianship up close and personal, revealing new insights and details about what makes music work as well as the effect it has on our mind and wellbeing.

Learning Keywords: Joseph Haydn, string quartet, composition, rehearsal, performance, classical music, musicianship.

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  1. Brian Long

    Good initiative. I look forward to more of these.

  2. I don’t play any instrument (except for really really bad piano) and I’m terrible at sight reading music but this was very interesting and rather quite amusing to watch. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  3. Stuart Hamilton

    Congratulations – an excellent thing to do. In the Haydn it would have been good to see the score as Marshall showed it to the audience.

  4. Haily Tran

    How much I have learned!
    Thank you for your insight and thank you MRC for recording such a valuable session.

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