Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 33 No. 6 in D major

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Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 33 Nos. 1-6 (complete)

Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 33 Nos. 1-6 (complete)


“What an exciting achievement it is! Speeds are swift, textures light but luminous, and the wit and drama of Haydn’s writing is captured with tremendous immediacy … exceptional Haydn playing … infused with energy, delighting in Haydn’s inspired originality, and richly expressive in the slow movements.” International Record Review, September 2014

“Astonishingly insightful playing, musically captivating and technically blemishless. Each and every phrase rings so completely true that one can't imagine the music being played any other way.” BBC Music Magazine, October 2014 *****

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Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 33 Nos. 1-6 (complete)

Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 33 Nos. 1-6 (complete)

performed from the Schmitt edition published in Amsterdam in 1782


A fourth volume of Haydn String Quartets finds period band The London Haydn Quartet on sparkling form. Their previous recordings have been praised for the ‘glowing sound of gut strings played perfectly in tune … the ensemble’s delicacy of nuance and sensitivity to harmonic colour, treating the listener as a privileged eavesdropper’ (Gramophone).

This competitively priced set contains the six Op 33 quartets, which Haydn wrote in Esterhazy after neglecting the genre for a decade, and which immediately became popular around Europe on publication.

“The LHQ’s style might seem less fierce in attack than that of the most admired modern-instrument quartets, but that pays dividends, especially in the serene slow movements...this delectable set is a bargain, too.” Sunday Times, 9th June 2013

“amazing precision of intonation and articulation. Yet the piecing [sic] intensity of their virtually vibrato-less style, enhanced by the bright, resonant Hyperion recording, can sometimes weary the ear.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2013 ***

“[the playing] is indeed good, the lovely plangency of gut strings combining with that characteristic 'ticking' that's so much a feature of ancient instruments...These musicians know how to have gentle fun together - and they seem happy to welcome interested listeners in to share it with them.” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2013

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Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 33 Nos. 1-6 (complete)

Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 33 Nos. 1-6 (complete)


This release marks the Borodin’s third CD for ONYX.

Haydn composed his six string quartets op.33 between 1778 and 1781. He wrote that he had composed them ‘in a new and special way’. This was a rather mischievous claim, as the quartets do not represent a revolutionary compositional advance, rather a shift in style towards intimacy and subtlely from the flamboyant op.20 set of nearly ten years earlier. It was, though, a rather good promotional and sales gimmick on Haydn’s part.

These quartets are the lightest and most humorous in nature of all his mature quartets and do break new ground in having scherzos in place of the old minuet. This new term and the nature of the scherzo would appeal in a few years time to Haydn’s young pupil from Bonn, Ludwig van Beethoven.

Good humour abounds throughout op.33, especially the repeated false ending to the finale of no.2, where Haydn was said to have made a bet with friends that there would be applause at several points before the work ended. The nickname ‘The Joke’ was quickly applied to this work.

“What is most impressive is the Borodin's sensitivity to the Haydnesque features that lend the music its special character, most notably its wit, in the sense of both humour and imagination...In the Borodin's superb accounts, we are reminded of all [Haydn's] virtues in a way that comes closer to the heart of the music than do most of the other [performances] I have heard.” International Record Review, April 2011

“readings that are remarkable for their consistency of tone and security of technique. They rattle off fast movements with élan...and serve slow movements well with their rapt concentration” Gramophone Magazine, July 2011

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Haydn: String Quartets Op. 33 Nos. 3, 4 & 6

Haydn: String Quartets Op. 33 Nos. 3, 4 & 6


Haydn:

String Quartet, Op. 33 No. 3 in C major ‘The Bird'

String Quartet, Op. 33 No. 6 in D major

String Quartet, Op. 33 No. 4 in B flat major


“In short these are performances which convey the players' affection with this wonderful music.” Penguin Guide

Naxos - 8550789

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Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 33 Nos. 1-6 (complete)

Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 33 Nos. 1-6 (complete)


Eybler Quartet

This 2 CD set shows the Canadian Eybler Quartet performing music once again from their favourite chosen period, performed on historical instruments. Their performance was described by Gramophone Magazine as “totally engaging performances that breathe life into Backofen’s music”, this recording is sure to warrant similar praise.

“perhaps the most refreshing aspects of these performances is that they never cause the music to sound trivial...some of the performances in this set are better than others, but taken as a whole, the playing is very fine, both musically and technically.” International Record Review, May 2013

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Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 33 Nos. 1-6 (complete)

Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 33 Nos. 1-6 (complete)


The six String Quartets Op.33, though known as the 'Russian' in reference to their dedicatee the Grand Duke of Russia and future Tsar Paul I, in fact have much more in common with Austrian folk music and comic opera. Almost ten years after the extreme intensity of his Op.20, Haydn shows his wit and good humour in these works featuring scherzos, written 'in a new and special way'.

"the best quartet to have come out of Spain for many a year" The Strad

“…a vivacious and technically superb outfit…” BBC Music Magazine, November 2009 ***

“These quartets, written in "a new and special way", are played… in a style not heard from established groups, vindicating scholar David Schroeder's belief that "new and special" also represented "new possibilities for the relationship of the four performers". The relationship here is one of compact, razor-edged cohesion...” Gramophone Magazine, November 2009

“they richly repay performances as inventive and witty as these ones by the excellent Cuarteto Casals. The group’s rhythmic vitality and dynamic range are a constant pleasure… this set represents an exciting issue.” Sunday Times

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Haydn - String Quartets Volume 4

Haydn - String Quartets Volume 4

Recorded April 28th - May 4th 2006, Hungarian National Philharmony, Budapest


Haydn:

String Quartets, Op. 33 Nos. 1-6 (complete)

String Quartet, Op. 42 in D minor


Arcana proudly announces the release of the last volume of the Haydn String Quartets performed by the Festetics Quartet.The long-awaited release is released on occasion of the 200th anniversary of Haydn's death.

Recorded by Michel Bernstein in Budapest in Spring 2006 this last volume represents the crowning achievement of a project conceived by the well-known founder of Arcana, who died a few months later. It is the first complete cycle on period instruments and features the complete 58 string quartets authenticated by the composer for the great Artaria edition: 19 CDs collected in 9 volumes in chronological order with liner notes written by the eminent Hungarian musicologist László Somfai. Founded in 1985, the Festetics Quartet was the first Hungarian ensemble to perform works of the classical quartet literature on period instruments. By their choice of name they decided to commemorate the outstanding figure of the Hungarian Enlightement and patron of the arts Count György Festetics. Their recording of Haydn's Op. 9. String Quartet series released in 1989 on Hungaroton met international recognition. Since then they have made more than 50 CDs and appear regularly on the stages of most European concert halls and festivals. Since 1996 they have toured the United States three times, where they gave concerts to great acclaim. The group has studied Haydn's manuscripts extensively and recorded a number for the Arcana label.

"This important period-instrument set of the quartets is now complete, against the odds, just in time for the 200th anniversary of the death of the most neglected of first-rank composers. Against the odds, the Festetics set is complete at last. For a decade, the Festetics have been releasing superbly springy recordings of Haydn's quartets on the Arcana label. But the death of the label's founder and producer Michel Bernstein a couple of years ago left the project one volume short: since then, I have hardly been able to look at my CD shelf, so maddening was it see the sequence of black spines: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. And now you'll have to excuse me while I head over to the CD player…" The Daily Telegraph, April 2009

“Tuning, balance and blend are impeccable; vibrato is not avoided, but used to specific expressive or colouristic effect. Those who hanker for a combination of the clarity of the best 'period' playing, with the warmth of the Hungarian tradition will find it here.” BBC Music Magazine, August 2009 ****

“The veteran Festetics Quartet are uneasy with presto finales. But they aren't slack; instead they are tautly metrical so the notes do not flow freely across the bar-lines. It may be an aspect of their style that is direct, sharp in attack and stricter than usual in rhythm, yet far from indifferent. In all the works these musicians meticulously observe phrase indications, choose dynamics where there are none, repeat both parts of a Minuet after its Trio and differentiate between the various accents. Equally meticulously they probe the slow movements of Op 33. Haydn is said to have been in love at the time he wrote this set; and, austerity of approach notwithstanding, it is easy to discern in, say, the Largo of No 4 an ardent lyric for the lady, Luigia Polzelli. Not unexpectedly, the Largo e cantabile of No 5 is seen in an even more ascetic light, G minor starkly affirmed, the violins (antiphonally separated, as always with this group) contributing to a bare-boned interpretation of the text. Not comfortable. But the Festetics don't buy comfort and the close, 'rosiny' sound brings the results right into the room. No mistaking the message. No mistaking the gauntlets either.
Unsettling – but required listening.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

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Arcana - A414

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Haydn - String Quartets Volume 6

Haydn - String Quartets Volume 6

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Haydn:

String Quartets, Op. 33 Nos. 1-6 (complete)


Tacet - The Auryn Series - TACET168

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Haydn - String Quartets Volume 2

Haydn - String Quartets Volume 2


Haydn:

String Quartets, Op. 33 Nos. 1-6 (complete)

String Quartet, Op. 42 in D minor


Buchberger Quartet

“On Volume 2 of their Haydn cycle, the Frankfurt-based Buchberger Quartet initially sounds rather plain in a dry room acoustic, but one warms to the neat and inventive playing.” BBC Music Magazine, October 2006 ****

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Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 33 Nos. 3, 5, 6

Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 33 Nos. 3, 5, 6


Haydn:

String Quartet, Op. 33 No. 3 in C major ‘The Bird'

String Quartet, Op. 33 No. 5 in G major

String Quartet, Op. 33 No. 6 in D major


“The Lindsays eclipse all comers in range of colour, vital, creative phrasing and emotional penetration.
They respond gleefully to the subversive comedy that pervades each of the three works – most overtly in the Slavonic-influenced finale of The Bird (No 3), and in the outrageous Scherzo of No 5, where with explosive sforzandos and sly touches of timing they relish to the full Haydn's rhythmic and dynamic mayhem. But time and again in this music wit is suddenly suffused with poetry; and they bring a glancing delicacy and grace of interplay to, say, the startling tonal deflexions in the opening Vivace assai of No 6. With their slower-than-usual tempo and wonderfully tender, contained sotto voce, the second movement of No 3, where Haydn transmutes the Minuet-scherzo into a hymn, becomes the expressive core of the quartet. The Lindsays constantly provoke you to respond afresh to Haydn; to his wit, comic exuberance and his often unsuspected profundity.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

“With this latest disc in their Haydn series the Lindsays complete what for my money is now the most desirable set of Op.33 in the catalogue” Gramophone Magazine

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