Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 9 No. 2 in E flat major, etc.

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Haydn: String Quartet, Op.  9 No. 2 in E flat major, etc.

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8550787
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Haydn:

String Quartet, Op. 9 No. 2 in E flat major

String Quartet, Op. 9 No. 5 in B flat major

String Quartet, Op. 9 No. 6 in A major


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Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartet No. 14 in E flat major, Op. 9, No. 2, Hob.III:20

I. Moderato

II. Menuet

III. Adagio - Cantabile

IV. Finale: Allegro di molto

Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartet No. 15 in B flat major, Op. 9, No. 5, Hob.III:23

I. Poco adagio

II. Menuet: Allegretto

III. Largo: Cantabile

IV. Finale: Presto

Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartet No. 16 in A major, Op. 9, No. 6, Hob.III:24

I. Presto

II. Menuet

III. Adagio

IV. Finale: Presto

Gramophone Classical Music Guide

2010

“Overshadowed by four dozen later masterpieces, Haydn's Op 9 has usually received short shrift from players and commentators. The most familiar is the D minor, No 4, described by Hans Keller as 'the first great string quartet in the history of music'. The minor mode at this period (1769-70) invariably drew something special from Haydn, and this work stands apart from the others for its intensity of expression, its mastery of texture and development and the sheer character of its ideas. The opening Allegro moderato could well have been at the back of Mozart's mind when he came to write his own great D minor Quartet, K421. The Kodály Quartet is, as ever, a sympathetic Haydn exponent, impressing with its slightly old-fashioned warmth of sonority, the natural musicality of its phrasing and care for blend, balance and intonation, though the boomy church acoustic hardly helps.”

Gramophone Magazine

“As ever they [the Kodaly Quartet] are sympathetic Haydn exponents.”

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