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Haydn: String Quartets 2

Album Summary

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in B flat major, Op. 50 no 1/H 3 no 44
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in F sharp minor, Op. 50 no 4/H 3 no 47
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in F major, Op. 50 no 5/H 3 no 48 "Dream"
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Notes & Reviews:

The composer dedicated these mature works from the years 1786-87 to Frederick William II. The some seventy CDs of the Leipzig String Quartet, including complete recordings of works by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Berg, Schoenberg, and Webern have won countless prizes. Vol. 1 of this Haydn edition also met with an enthusiastic response from the critics: "With this recording the Leipzig String Quartet sets a very high standard for the subsequent volumes of its Haydn recording" - klassik.com. "These artists help fulfill Haydn's aim to make the ‘greatest impression possible on the soul." - The Strad

"Strongly attractive pieces - remarkable in invention, distinctiveness, and musicality...In these performances, the Leipzig String Quartet uses moderately restrained vibrato and observes all repeats (except those in the da capos). Both of these practices are important contributions to the success of these performances...Three of the [Leipzig Quartet's] members were first chairs of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra...It has recorded the complete string quartets of Schubert and of other composers. I can only hope that a "complete" (op. 20 and above) Haydn would be one of its eventual goals. This is a Haydn quartet disc that I highly recommend." - American Record Guide

BBC Music Magazine
The Leipzig Quartet seems incapable of making an ugly sound... one is immediately transfixed by the elegance and poise of the phrasing, the exactitude of the intonation, the silvery sheen of the sound - enhanced by MDG's airy, yet perfectly focused recording.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Ehem. Ackerhaus der Abtei Marienmünster (01/26/2009-01/27/2009).



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>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in B flat major, Op. 50 no 1/H 3 no 44
  • Notes: Ehem. Ackerhaus der Abtei Marienmünster (01/26/2009-01/27/2009)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1787

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in F sharp minor, Op. 50 no 4/H 3 no 47
  • Notes: Ehem. Ackerhaus der Abtei Marienmünster (01/26/2009-01/27/2009)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1787

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in F major, Op. 50 no 5/H 3 no 48 "Dream"
  • Notes: Ehem. Ackerhaus der Abtei Marienmünster (01/26/2009-01/27/2009)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1787