Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 64 No. 6 in E flat major

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Elias String Quartet play Haydn & Schumann

Elias String Quartet play Haydn & Schumann


Grant, Donald:

Lament for Mulroy

Haydn:

String Quartet, Op. 64 No. 6 in E flat major

Schumann:

String Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 41 No. 1


Elias String Quartet: Sara Bitlloch, Donald Grant (violins), Martin Saving (viola) & Marie Bitlloch (cello)

The Elias String Quartet returns to Wigmore Hall Live with a much anticipated disc of Haydn and Schumann, recorded live in concert, September 2010.

Formed at the Royal Northern College of Music in 1998, the ensemble quickly became established among the leading quartets performing internationally today, and is now supported by the prestigious Wigmore Hall Emerging Talent scheme. Widely praised for the vibrancy and intensity of its performances, the quartet has received particular critical acclaim for recent recordings, and in April 2010 its disc of Mendelssohn, Mozart and Schubert on the Wigmore Hall Live label [WHLIVE0028] received the BBC Music Magazine Newcomer Award.

“a keen feeling for musical character, immaculate ensemble, lively articulation and just the right degree of vibration to ensure both warmth and clarity of sound...the Elias genuinely catch the ardent waywardness of Schumann spirit. They also make something mesmeric of the sudden, still, drone-based episode near the end of the rustic-style finale.” BBC Music Magazine, August 2012 ****

“Slender tone, soft, delicate and withdrawn greets you at the start of Schumann's first Quartet, the Introduzione played Andante espressivo as instructed. The Elias String Quartet observe the metronome marking ((as they do in the other movements too) but there isn't a hint of rigidity...the Elias make their points and there is no lack of variety in mood” Gramophone Magazine, October 2012

“They make a beautiful sound, burnished yet translucent, and play with vigour and subtlety. On the strength of these performances, I find their fluid, yielding style more suited to Schumann than to Haydn...The Schumann is a delight.” Sunday Times, 3rd June 2012

“It's a fascinating programme: the Haydn features a dazzling presto finale brimming with theatrical gaiety and virtuoso flair, while the Schumann is explored with marvellous collective vigour and sensitivity – the pulsing drive of both the scherzo and the finale disguising the deft lightness of the bowing.” The Independent, 13th April 2012

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Editor's Choice - October 2012

Wigmore Hall Live - WHLIVE0051

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Haydn - String Quartets Volume 10

Haydn - String Quartets Volume 10

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Haydn:

String Quartets, Op. 64 Nos. 1-6 (complete)


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Haydn - String Quartets Volume 2

Haydn - String Quartets Volume 2


Haydn:

String Quartet, Op. 20 No. 4 in D major 'Sun'

String Quartet, Op. 64 No. 6 in E flat major

String Quartet, Op. 77 No. 1 in G major


Joseph Haydn’s remarkable series of 68 string quartets encompasses, in effect, his entire compositional career. The ten works together comprising Op. 1, 2 and ‘Op. 0’ date from his 20s (c. 1758 – 1761); and the final nine works of Op. 76 (1797), 77 (1799) and 103 (1803) were written after the ‘London’ Symphonies, and in close proximity to his oratorios, The Creation and The Seasons.

The stylistic journey Haydn took from beginning to end is striking indeed, on account of the extended time period involved and the inevitable changes in musical taste across Europe. The Amsterdam String Quartet is one of today’s leading period instrument string quartets. The ensemble is specialized in the repertoire of the golden age of the string quartet: from 1762 to 1847. The Amsterdam String Quartet performs the works of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Mendelssohn as well as the finest works of their lesser known contemporaries.

Its members are all internationally respected specialists at the forefront of the early music scene. In 2009 the quartet will embark on an extensive Haydn project which will include performing all the string quartets. Seminars, master classes at leading institutions and research in collaboration with the world's leading Haydn scholars will be presented by means of an interactive website dedicated to the string quartets of Haydn.

“Using period instruments, the Amsterdam are particularly illuminating in the early Op. 20/4, pinpointing the bold rhythmic ambiguity of the Menuetto alla zingarese and the strongly driven energy in the Presto scherzando.” BBC Music Magazine, August 2009 ****

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Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 64 Nos. 1-6 (complete)

Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 64 Nos. 1-6 (complete)


Medici Quartet

Warner Classics Gemini - 3977172

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Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 64 No. 1 in C major, etc.

Haydn:

String Quartet, Op. 64 No. 1 in C major

String Quartet, Op. 64 No. 3 in B flat major

String Quartet, Op. 64 No. 6 in E flat major


Naive - E8886

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Haydn: String Quartets Op. 64 Nos. 4-6

Haydn: String Quartets Op. 64 Nos. 4-6


Haydn:

String Quartet, Op. 64 No. 4 in G major

String Quartet, Op. 64 No. 5 in D major 'The Lark'

String Quartet, Op. 64 No. 6 in E flat major


“The so-called Lark (No 5), with its soaring opening melody and moto perpetuo finale, is perhaps the most immediately fetching of all Haydn's quartets. But No 6 is at least as fine, with its intimate and intensely argued opening movement, its poignant, exquisitely textured Andante and a finale full of instrumental fooling and insouciant contrapuntal virtuosity. Of the other works, No 2 is one of Haydn's most astringent pieces, from its tonally deceptive opening to the mordant, unsettling humour of the finale. Quartets Nos 3 and 4 return to a more familiar vein of sociable wit. Both are endlessly subtle and surprising in their arguments, with cantabile slow movements of peculiar candour and eloquence.
Quartet No 1, the least favoured of the six is certainly the plainest in its thematic ideas. But it's an absorbing, immensely sophisticated piece, exploring an astonishing range of textures; the recapitulation of the leisurely first movement opens up marvellous new harmonic vistas, while the central development of the finale is a canonic tour de force. The Kodály Quartet has rightly won plaudits for its wonderfully civilised playing; mellow and lyrical, far removed from the highly strung brilliance cultivated by many modern quartets. Ensemble and intonation are first class, tempos generally spacious, with broad, natural and beautifully matched phrasing.
It's at its very finest where Haydn is at his most searching; and the Quartets Nos 2, 5 and 6 each receive outstanding, deeply considered performances. In one or two movements the Kodály's penchant for slowish tempos leads to a slight dourness. Against that, it brings a deliciously lazy Ländler lilt, enhanced by the first violin's portamentos, to the Trio of No 6, and a grave, inward intensity to each of Haydn's slow movements. The recording, made in a Budapest church, is resonant and less intimate than is ideal in this music.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

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Naxos - 8550674

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Haydn String Quartets Op 64, part 2

Haydn String Quartets Op 64, part 2


Haydn:

String Quartet, Op. 64 No. 4 in G major

String Quartet, Op. 64 No. 5 in D major 'The Lark'

String Quartet, Op. 64 No. 6 in E flat major


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Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 64 Nos. 1-6 (complete)

Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 64 Nos. 1-6 (complete)


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Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 64 Nos. 1-6 (complete)

Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 64 Nos. 1-6 (complete)


Tátrai Quartet

Hungaroton - HCD11838-39

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Haydn: String Quartets Volume 8

Haydn: String Quartets Volume 8


Haydn:

String Quartets, Op. 64 Nos. 1-6 (complete)


Buchberger Quartet

Brilliant Classics - 93863

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