Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 77 No. 2 in F major

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Composés par Mr. Hayden

Composés par Mr. Hayden


Haydn:

Cassation in C major, Hob.III:6

String Quartet, Op. 71 No. 2 in D major

String Quartet, Op. 77 No. 2 in F major


On March 2nd 1969 the Fitzwilliam String Quartet made its first ever public appearance – for Fitzwilliam College Music Society in Cambridge (hence its name). By a happy coincidence the forty-year milestone for the FSQ also coincided with the 200th anniversary of arguably the greatest of all composers for string quartet, Franz Joseph Haydn (1732–1809). This man’s reputation has for too long suffered beyond the horizons he himself broadened; his achievements have too often been eclipsed by those of his successors. It was only natural that, as one of the great innovators, he should create not just a magnificent treasury of music himself but also limitless possibilities on which others might build. While he may never equal the popular appeal of his young friend Mozart, 2009 went some considerable way towards reminding us of his towering presence in our musical history and heritage. The music speaks for itself, but the mission of the performers must be the responsibility of presenting it in the best possible light.

The Fitzwilliam Quartet were heavily involved with Haydn during his anniversary year, but the present performances were recorded many years earlier, at a public concert on 1st February 2001 at Royal Holloway College. At that time the quartet’s personnel was in transition, but happily this recording captures Jonathan Cohen’s brief sojourn as cellist. Period instruments were used, and there were no retakes or edits at all. The selection of works literally spans the beginning and end of Haydn’s career as a quartet composer, from his earliest set of Divertimenti a quattro to what might be considered one of the greatest string quartets of all time, and framing one of the first quartets ever written specifically for public performance.

Founded in 1968 by four Cambridge undergraduates, the Fitzwilliam Quartet first became well known through its close personal association with Dmitri Shostakovich, who befriended them following a visit to York to hear them play. He entrusted them with the Western premières of his last three quartets, and before long they had become the first ever group to perform and record all fifteen. These recordings, which gained many international awards, secured for them a world wide concert schedule, and a long term contract with Decca/London which embraced some byways of late Romantic repertoire (including Franck, Delius, Borodin, and Sibelius) before they embarked on a Beethoven cycle. Indeed, the Shostakovich set was included in Gramophone magazine’s “Hundred Greatest-ever Recordings” in November 2005.

“An imaginative programme which places an early work alongside two mature masterpieces. The spontaneity of Haydn's musical invention is particularly well served by the energetic playing of the Fitzwilliam Quartet.” BBC Music Magazine, February 2011 ****

“What [Haydn] does, harmonically, with the little five-note tag in the development of Op 77’s first movement is miraculous, and I felt the Fitzwilliam might have taken it a fraction slower, to relish its riches. But the set as a whole is one to rejoice in.” Sunday Times, 12th December 2010 ****

Divine Art Diversions - DDV24151

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String Quartets

String Quartets


Beethoven:

String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 18 No. 3

Haydn:

String Quartet, Op. 77 No. 2 in F major

Schubert:

String Quartet No. 12 in C minor (fragment), D703 ‘Quartettsatz'


Acies Quartet

Gramola - GRAM98826

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Haydn: String Quartets

Haydn: String Quartets


Haydn:

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

String Quartet, Op. 77 No. 2 in F major

String Quartet, Op. 103 in D minor


“The Takacs Quartet come into their own in the lusty, swinging Menuettos, kicking all the time over into the spirit of scherzo. Gabor Takacs-Nagy's first violin, thrilling throughout in its diamantine intonation, leaps from open string to the heights for the Minuet of No. 1, and finds a nice balance of balm and fragmentation in the Op. 103 movements” Gramophone Magazine

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Haydn: String Quartets

Haydn: String Quartets


Haydn:

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

String Quartet, Op. 77 No. 2 in F major

String Quartet, Op. 103 in D minor


Claudio - CR46272

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Haydn: String Quartets Volume 7

Haydn: String Quartets Volume 7


Haydn:

String Quartet, Op. 42 in D minor

String Quartet, Op. 103 in D minor

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

String Quartet, Op. 77 No. 2 in F major


A new release by the Leipzig String Quartet, rounding off their critically acclaimed recordings of Haydn't String Quartets for MDG.

This seventh volume of quartets by Joseph Haydn with the impressive Quartet in D minor op. 42 shows the exemplary lightness the four Leipzig musicians capture just the right tone, rendering audible the Esterháza master’s multivalent winking wit – which is your invitation to wink along!

“It is possible to play the music with a kind of deceptive innocence, as if a good deal is really going on behind the apparently straightforward events; and there is a suggestion of this in the excellent Leipzig Quartet's performance, a hint of the dry wit so characteristic of Haydn in his prime.” International Record Review, December 2014

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Auryn's Haydn: Op. 77, 103, 42

Auryn's Haydn: Op. 77, 103, 42


Haydn:

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

String Quartet, Op. 77 No. 2 in F major

String Quartet, Op. 103 in D minor

String Quartet, Op. 42 in D minor


Forming the first set of 5 audio Blu-ray discs from TACET.

All the discs contain the tone in a high resolution of 24 bits / 96 kHz, both in stereo and in TACET Real Surround Sound (in accordance with the 5.1 Standard).

As on the SACD and DVD audio, this convincing and successful way of placing classical music around the listener - always providing fresh surprises anew - comes across to its very best advantage on this modern medium as well. The more complex the music is, the greater the gains in perception and listening pleasure that are provided by this Surround experience compared to customary recordings. With our Blu-ray discs, we are enabling still more customers to experience this pleasure.

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Haydn: String Quartets No. 82, Op. 77 & No. 5, Op. 64

Haydn: String Quartets No. 82, Op. 77 & No. 5, Op. 64


Haydn:

String Quartet, Op. 77 No. 2 in F major

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


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Haydn: Quartetti per archi Op. 77 & Op. 42

Haydn: Quartetti per archi Op. 77 & Op. 42


Haydn:

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

String Quartet, Op. 77 No. 2 in F major

String Quartet, Op. 42 in D minor


AleaEnsemble

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Haydn - String Quartets Volume 14

Haydn - String Quartets Volume 14

The Auryn Series XXXI


Haydn:

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

String Quartet, Op. 77 No. 2 in F major

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

String Quartet, Op. 103 in D minor

String Quartet, Op. 42 in D minor


Amazingly, this CD completes this Haydn project by the Auryn Quartet: 68 quartets, 75 recording days within a period of two years. The ensemble did have many of the Haydn quartets in their repertoire, but certainly not all of them, so this series was quite a challenge. They have every right to be proud of completing such a mammoth task so successfully.

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Minguet-Quartet play Haydn, Webern & Mendelssohn

Minguet-Quartet play Haydn, Webern & Mendelssohn


Haydn:

String Quartet, Op. 77 No. 2 in F major

Mendelssohn:

String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80

Webern:

Five movements for String Quartet, Op. 5 (1909)


Minguet-Quartet

Ars musici - 11272

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