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Composer Steven Mackey discusses how a single note in Beethoven's String Quartet No. 16 helped him realize he wanted to be a composer.

Part of our "This is the Moment" series on YouTube, videos that explore defining moments in composers' careers.

String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135: II. Vivace
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by the Brentano String Quartet
Courtesy of ├Žon / Outhere Music

Film produced by Jesse Yang

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