Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 33 'Russian' / Borodin Quartet

Audio Samples

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in B minor, Op. 33 no 1/H 3 no 37
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 33 no 2/H 3 no 38 "Joke"
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 33 no 3/H 3 no 39 "Bird"
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in B flat major, Op. 33 no 4/H 3 no 40
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in G major, Op. 33 no 5/H 3 no 41
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 33 no 6/H 3 no 42

Album Summary

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in B minor, Op. 33 no 1/H 3 no 37
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 33 no 2/H 3 no 38 "Joke"
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 33 no 3/H 3 no 39 "Bird"
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in B flat major, Op. 33 no 4/H 3 no 40
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in G major, Op. 33 no 5/H 3 no 41
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 33 no 6/H 3 no 42
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Notes & Reviews:

For their third Onyx Classics release, the great Borodin Quartet play Haydn's six String Quartets of Op.33, nicknamed the "Russian" quartets. Written between 1778 and 1781, they represent an important and influential shift in style from the flamboyant Op.20 set written nearly ten years earlier. Intimate and subtle, these groundbreaking quartets are the lightest and most humorous of all his mature quartets.

International Record Review
What is most impressive is the Borodin's sensitivity to the Haydnesque features that lend the music its special character, most notably its wit, in the sense of both humour and imagination...In the Borodin's superb accounts, we are reminded of all [Haydn's] virtues in a way that comes closer to the heart of the music than do most of the other [performances] I have heard.

Gramophone Magazine
Readings that are remarkable for their consistency of tone and security of technique. They rattle off fast movements with élan...and serve slow movements well with their rapt concentration.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Concert Hall of the Gnessin State Musical College, Mosc (2010-06-26&2010-06-28&2010-).



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>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in B minor, Op. 33 no 1/H 3 no 37
  • Ensemble: Borodin Quartet
  • Notes: Concert Hall of the Gnessin State Musical College, Moscow (2010-06-26&2010-06-28&2010-)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1781

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 33 no 2/H 3 no 38 "Joke"
  • Notes: Concert Hall of the Gnessin State Musical College, Moscow (2010-06-26&2010-06-28&2010-)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1781

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 33 no 3/H 3 no 39 "Bird"
  • Notes: Concert Hall of the Gnessin State Musical College, Moscow (2010-06-26&2010-06-28&2010-)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1781

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in B flat major, Op. 33 no 4/H 3 no 40
  • Notes: Concert Hall of the Gnessin State Musical College, Moscow (2010-06-26&2010-06-28&2010-)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1781

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in G major, Op. 33 no 5/H 3 no 41
  • Notes: Concert Hall of the Gnessin State Musical College, Moscow (2010-06-26&2010-06-28&2010-)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1781

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 33 no 6/H 3 no 42
  • Notes: Concert Hall of the Gnessin State Musical College, Moscow (2010-06-26&2010-06-28&2010-)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1781