Callum Blackmore Publishes Chapter in "String Quartets in Beethoven’s Europe"

Callum Blackmore’s article “Hyacinthe Jadin and the Sound of Revolution: Recovering French String Quartet Aesthetics in 1790s Paris” was recently published in the edited volume String Quartets in Beethoven’s Europe (Academic Studies Press, 2022). Edited by Nancy November, the volume seeks to “explore little-studied aspects” of the string quartet genre in late-eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century Europe.

Blackmore argues that Jadin’s string quartets were written to take advantage of the resurgence of salon culture under the Directory (1795-1799), bringing the public musical aesthetics of the French Revolution into the domestic sphere.

Congratulations Callum!