Adalbert Gyrowetz (1763-1850): 3 String Quartets / Pleyel Quartet, Koln

Album Summary

>Gyrowetz, Adalbert : Quartet for Strings in G major, Op. 29/2
>Gyrowetz, Adalbert : Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 13/1
>Gyrowetz, Adalbert : Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 29/1
Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Gyrowetz numbers among those composers of whom Fischer states in Haydn und seine Zeit, "They would appear to us today to be the great composers of the epoch if they had not had the misfortune of being contemporaries of Haydn and Mozart." Gyrowetz's later works had a romantic musical language - as is audible here.

Expedition Audio Recommended
Gyrowetz' string quartets are elegant, inventive and engaging, possessing a charm and personality all their own. The sample provided of the Allegretto fourth movement of Quartet Op. 29 No. 2 shows that his music clearly echoes the spirit, if not fully the greatness of the supreme quartets of the time from Haydn and Mozart. Listeners who are hard pressed getting their fill of Viennese Classical quartets should definitely investigate this recording... ... read more ...

American Record Guide, November/December 2013
The performers are ideal for this kind of music. They are notable for beauty of tone and variety, pointing up the sensitivity of Gyrowetz's writing. According to the notes, there are 42 quartets. They have already given us two discs of quartets by Ignaz Pleyel and are deeply into music of that period. I wish them many more recordings, particularly with the fine sound given them by CPO.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Siemensvilla, Berlin (06/04/2012-06/07/2012).



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Works Details

>Gyrowetz, Adalbert : Quartet for Strings in G major, Op. 29/2
  • Ensemble: Pleyel Quartet Koln
  • Notes: Siemensvilla, Berlin (06/04/2012-06/07/2012)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Gyrowetz, Adalbert : Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 13/1
  • Notes: Siemensvilla, Berlin (06/04/2012-06/07/2012)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Gyrowetz, Adalbert : Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 29/1
  • Notes: Siemensvilla, Berlin (06/04/2012-06/07/2012)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical