Combining old and new, Esterhazy Quartet marks the big 4-0

Thursday, April 2, 2009 | 11:01 a.m. CDT; updated 10:27 p.m. CDT, Thursday, April 2, 2009

COLUMBIA — The name Esterhazy has been associated with pushing the boundaries of classical music since the 18th century. The Esterhazy royalty of 18th-century Austria invited guests to the palace to listen to the compositions of newcomer Franz Josef Haydn.