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Haydn’s string quartets represent one of the greatest developments in the history of music. Here, they are presented complete, from the earliest divertimenti to the sophisticated ‘Apponyi’, ‘Erdödy’ and ‘Lobkowitz’ quartets written at the end of the eighteenth century.
“Naxos is lucky to have such a polished, beautifully balanced group as the Kodály Quartet to record Haydn.” Gramophone
“The playing has both warmth and refinement of detail and the readings are full of character. They never leave the impression that they are too studied or lacking in spontaneity; indeed, one often has the feeling in these studio recordings that one is listening to live music-making.”
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