Haydn: Famous String Quartets

> String Quartet No. 61 in D minor, Op. 76, No. 2, Hob.III:76, "Fifths" - I. Allegro
> String Quartet No. 61 in D minor, Op. 76, No. 2, Hob.III:76, "Fifths" - II. Andante o piu tosto allegretto
> String Quartet No. 61 in D minor, Op. 76, No. 2, Hob.III:76, "Fifths" - III. Menuetto: Allegro ma non troppo
> String Quartet No. 61 in D minor, Op. 76, No. 2, Hob.III:76, "Fifths" - IV. Finale: Vivace assai
> String Quartet No. 62 in C major, Op. 76, No. 3, Hob.III:77, "Emperor" - I. Allegro
> String Quartet No. 62 in C major, Op. 76, No. 3, Hob.III:77, "Emperor" - II. Poco adagio, cantabile
> String Quartet No. 62 in C major, Op. 76, No. 3, Hob.III:77, "Emperor" - III. Menuetto: Allegro
> String Quartet No. 62 in C major, Op. 76, No. 3, Hob.III:77, "Emperor" - IV. Finale: Presto
> String Quartet No. 63 in B flat major, Op. 76, No. 4, Hob.III:78, "Sunrise" - I. Allegro con spirito
> String Quartet No. 63 in B flat major, Op. 76, No. 4, Hob.III:78, "Sunrise" - II. Adagio
> String Quartet No. 63 in B flat major, Op. 76, No. 4, Hob.III:78, "Sunrise" - III. Menuetto: Allegro
> String Quartet No. 63 in B flat major, Op. 76, No. 4, Hob.III:78, "Sunrise" - IV. Finale: Allegro ma non troppo

Album Summary

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in D minor, Op. 76 no 2/H 3 no 76 "Quinten"
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 76 no 3/H 3 no 77 "Emperor"
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings no 63 in B flat major ("Sunrise"), Op. 76/4, H. 3/78
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Notes & Reviews:

With almost two hundred years of history the Leipzig Gewandhaus-Quartett embodies a remarkable piece of Western musical history; it is the oldest continuously existing string quartet. This recording is dedicated to the famous string quartets of Joseph Haydn, the "father" of the string quartet.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Leipzig-Markkleeberg, Rathaussaal (10/2004).



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Works Details

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in D minor, Op. 76 no 2/H 3 no 76 "Quinten"
  • Notes: Composition written: 1797.
  • Running Time: 19 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1797

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 76 no 3/H 3 no 77 "Emperor"
  • Running Time: 27 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1797

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings no 63 in B flat major ("Sunrise"), Op. 76/4, H. 3/78
  • Notes: Composition written: 1797.
  • Running Time: 22 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1797