The Sacconi Quartet's first release on their own label, voted RECORDING OF THE MONTH by MusicWeb International.
This CD features Haydn's masterful opus 54 quartets complete. Written for virtuoso violinist and friend of Haydn's Johann Tost, these quartets feature florid and virtuosic writing for all four parts – truly a conversation between four musical voices.
“The Sacconis seem to perfectly understand every nuance, find exactly the right tempo for each movement . . . they play with a verve and style which is perfect for this composer.” MusicWeb International.
This outstanding performance from the young Sacconi Quartet captures Haydn at his best, from the breezy, energetic opening of quartet op54/1, the high spirits of the first movement of op54/2, the tragic and sparse second movement, and the passionate and free op54/3. The sumptuous artwork is based on an original painting by Neil Canning, providing the first in a series of cover images for the Sacconi's recordings.
This CD contains three complete quartets (op54/1, op54/2, op54/3) by the “Father of the string quartet”, Haydn, with a total playing time of 63mins.
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