The Great Haydn Quartets: Their InterpretationAlthough many composers have written string quartets, only a few have possessed an intrinsic mastery of the medium. Of these Haydn was the first and, thought Keller, in one definable sense the greatest.

Written primarily from the view of the player, this classic book is a profound and detailed examination of Haydn’s 45 greatest quartets, the fruit of a lifetime’s devotion to these works.