The Keulse Schumann Quartet is named after the three brothers in the ensemble, resident of the Düsseldorf-based Robert-Schumann-Saal for many years. An Austro-Hungarian program today. Bartók's First String Quartet, composed not yet a decade before the fall of the Habsburg monarchy, clearly refers to Beethoven and Hungarian folk music. Where Bartók spent thirty years on his six quartets, Schubert wrote his sixth at the age of sixteen. Johannes Brahms was also a young bloomer, but Beethoven's awe kept him up until his fortieth. His first quartet premiered exactly 145 years ago.