Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 71 No. 1 in B flat major

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Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 71

Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 71


Haydn:

String Quartet, Op. 71 No. 1 in B flat major

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

String Quartet, Op. 71 No. 3 in E flat major


These quartets date from 1793 and were written when Haydn returned home to Vienna after a visit to London which had cemented his international fame as a composer and public figure.

The composer wrote a set of six string quartets for Count Anton Apponyi, a chamberlain at the Imperial Court. The set was broken up into two groups of three and sold to separate publishers, thus becoming the Op 71 and Op 74 Quartets, both released this month by the acclaimed Takács Quartet.

The quartets possess an orchestral sonority, and the frequent modulations, dynamic variations and increasingly virtuosic writing can be derived from elements of the six London Symphonies. They demonstrate the composer’s astonishing elegance, lyricism and his immense skill in fusing the profound with the light-hearted.

In these compelling interpretations the Takács Quartet display an absolute unanimity of tone and style and cement their reputation as one of today’s greatest string quartets.

“the musicians’ clarity of line and perfect balance [are] well reflected in Hyperion’s recording. Try the bright light chatter of the Op 71/1 finale, bows bouncing nimbly over the strings; or the playful, trill-laced kaleidoscope of Op 71/3’s first movement...After these magnificent CDs, if the Takács wanted to record Haydn’s other 62 quartets, I wouldn’t raise a hand to stop them.” The Times, 18th November 2011 ****

“Just occasionally one wonders whether the distinctive timbre and vibrato of Takacs leader Edward Dusinberre sounds too far apart from the other three players for ideal blend. But structure and integrity of feeling are heard here in abundance.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2011 ****

“the Takacs play this ever-surprising music with their characteristic imagination, contrapuntal rigour, sensitivity to texture and colour, and, in the dizzying finales, wit. They are the epitome of Goethe’s four intelligent conversationalists, always fresh in their response to Haydn’s astonishing inventiveness.” Sunday Times, 4th December 2011

“the sound captured here is rich and rounded, but with no shortage of clarity and detail. These details are what makes the difference in the faster and wittier movements, with bravura passagework for all instruments tossed off with real style and panache...passages where Edward Dusinberre’s first violin floats effortlessly above the lower trio are simply magical.” Chris O'Reilly, Presto Classical, 7th November 2011

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7th November 2011

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Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 71 No. 1 in B flat major, etc.

Haydn:

String Quartet, Op. 71 No. 1 in B flat major

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

String Quartet, Op. 71 No. 3 in E flat major


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Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 71, Nos. 1-3

Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 71, Nos. 1-3


Haydn:

String Quartet, Op. 71 No. 1 in B flat major

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

String Quartet, Op. 71 No. 3 in E flat major


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Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 71

Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 71


Haydn:

String Quartet, Op. 71 No. 1 in B flat major

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

String Quartet, Op. 71 No. 3 in E flat major


Haydn conceived these three first London quartets specifically for public performances, in the large hall of Hannover Square where the draper-violinist-impresario Johann Peter Salomon used to organise chamber and orchestral concerts. In this way, this trilogy requires a resolutely symphonic style in order to attain completeness, which is no problem for the Prazaks following their recent recording of Haydn's 'Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross' (DSD250291).

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Haydn - String Quartets Volume 11

Haydn - String Quartets Volume 11

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Haydn:

String Quartet, Op. 71 No. 1 in B flat major

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

String Quartet, Op. 71 No. 3 in E flat major


This is the eleventh disc of the Auryn Series. The members of this quartet have played together for 27 years, so that their playing is shaped by a mature and masterful sense of ensemble.

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Haydn: Apponyi Quartets (Opp. 71 & 74)

Haydn: Apponyi Quartets (Opp. 71 & 74)


Haydn:

String Quartet, Op. 71 No. 1 in B flat major

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

String Quartet, Op. 71 No. 3 in E flat major

String Quartet, Op. 74 No. 1 in C major

String Quartet, Op. 74 No. 2 in F major

String Quartet, Op. 74 No. 3 in G minor 'The Rider'


Tátrai Quartet

Hungaroton - HCD12246-47

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Haydn - Quartets Vol. 2

Haydn - Quartets Vol. 2


Haydn:

String Quartet, Op. 1 No. 6 in C major

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

String Quartet, Op. 55 No. 1 in A major

String Quartet, Op. 55 No. 3 in B major

String Quartet, Op. 71 No. 1 in B flat major

String Quartet, Op. 20 No. 1 in E flat major

String Quartet, Op. 33 No. 2 in E flat major 'The Joke'

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

String Quartet, Op. 50 No. 6 in D major ‘The Frog''

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

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

String Quartet, Op. 74 No. 1 in C major

String Quartet, Op. 74 No. 2 in F major

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

Hoffstetter:

String Quartets No. 4 & No. 5


“The Pro Arte Quartet's first London appearance in 1925 prompted The Times to declare, 'One has never heard it surpassed, and rarely equalled, in volume and beauty of tone, in accuracy of intonation and in perfection of balance between the parts' – and that could well be the verdict on these sets. The musicians' tempos invariably seem just right and their phrasing has an inner life that's extraordinarily potent. Alphonse Onnou and Laurent Halleux were superbly matched, and Halleux often led in their early days. Such virtuosity as the quartet exhibits is effortless and totally lacking in ostentation. Though the actual sound is dated – the string tone is wanting in bloom and freshness – the ear soon adjusts; but these transfers might have made a little more space between movements.” Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

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Haydn: 29 String Quartets

Haydn: 29 String Quartets


Haydn:

Divertimento (String Trio) No. 1 in E major, Hob.V:1

String Quartet, Op. 1 No. 6 in C major

String Quartet, Op. 3 No. 4 in B flat major

String Quartet, Op. 3 No. 5 in F major

String Quartet, Op. 20 No. 1 in E flat major

String Quartet, Op. 20 No. 2 in C Major

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

String Quartet, Op. 20 No. 5 in F minor

String Quartet, Op. 33 No. 2 in E flat major 'The Joke'

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

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

String Quartet, Op. 50 No. 3 in E flat major

String Quartet, Op. 50 No. 6 in D major ‘The Frog''

String Quartet, Op. 54 No. 1 in G major

String Quartet, Op. 54 No. 2 in C major

String Quartet, Op. 54 No. 3 in E major

String Quartet, Op. 55 No. 1 in A major

String Quartet, Op. 55 No. 3 in B major

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

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

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

String Quartet, Op. 71 No. 1 in B flat major

String Quartet, Op. 74 No. 1 in C major

String Quartet, Op. 74 No. 2 in F major

String Quartet, Op. 74 No. 3 in G minor 'The Rider'

String Quartet, Op. 76 No. 3 in C major 'Emperor'

String Quartet, Op. 76 No. 4 in B flat major 'Sunrise'

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

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

CD1 String Quartets in B-flat major, Op.1 No. 1 ‘La chasse’ • C major, Op.1 No. 6

B-flat major, Op.3 No. 4 • F major, Op.3 No. 5 • E-flat major, Op.20 No. 1 • C major, Op.20 No. 2

CD2 String Quartets in D major, Op.20 No. 4 • F minor, Op.20 No. 5

E-flat major, Op.33 No. 2 ‘The Joke’ • C major, Op.33 No. 3 ‘The Bird’ • D major, Op.33 No. 6

CD3 String Quartets in E-flat major, Op.50 No. 3 • D major, Op.50 No. 6 ‘The Frog’

G major, Op.54 No. 1 • C major, Op.54 No. 2

CD4 String Quartets in E major, Op.54 No. 3 • A major, Op.55 No. 1

B-flat major, Op.55 No. 3 • B-flat major, Op.64 No. 3

CD5 String Quartets in G major, Op.64 No. 4 • E-flat major, Op.64 No. 6

B-flat major, Op.71 No. 1 • C major, Op.74 No. 1

CD6 String Quartets in F major, Op.74 No. 2 • G minor, Op.74 No. 3 ‘The Horseman’

C major, Op.76 No. 3 ‘Emperor’ • B-flat major, Op.76 No. 4 ‘Sunrise’

CD7 String Quartets in G major, Op.77 No. 1 • F major, Op.77 No. 2


“One has never heard them surpassed, and rarely equalled,” wrote The Times of Belgium’s Pro Arte Quartet in 1925.

The ensemble’s pioneering project to record the complete Haydn quartets was interrupted by World War II, but their interpretations of the composer’s music were destined for immortality. As Gramophone wrote in 1936: “The Pro Arte people have that awareness which is one of the prerogatives of the true artist ... The variety of expression is wonderful and the recording as perfect as one could wish.”

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Haydn - String Quartets

Haydn - String Quartets


Haydn:

String Quartet, Op. 51 'Seven Last Words'

String Quartet, Op. 71 No. 1 in B flat major

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

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

String Quartet, Op. 71 No. 3 in E flat major

String Quartet, Op. 74 No. 1 in C major

String Quartet, Op. 74 No. 2 in F major

String Quartet, Op. 74 No. 3 in G minor 'The Rider'

String Quartet, Op. 54 No. 1 in G major

String Quartet, Op. 54 No. 2 in C major

String Quartet, Op. 54 No. 3 in E major

String Quartet, Op. 55 No. 1 in A major

String Quartet, Op. 55 No. 2 in F minor 'The Razor'

String Quartet, Op. 55 No. 3 in B major


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Haydn - 27 String Quartets

Haydn - 27 String Quartets


Haydn:

String Quartet, Op. 51 'Seven Last Words'

String Quartet, Op. 54 No. 1 in G major

String Quartet, Op. 54 No. 2 in C major

String Quartet, Op. 54 No. 3 in E major

String Quartet, Op. 55 No. 1 in A major

String Quartet, Op. 55 No. 2 in F minor 'The Razor'

String Quartet, Op. 55 No. 3 in B major

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

String Quartet, Op. 71 No. 1 in B flat major

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

String Quartet, Op. 71 No. 3 in E flat major

String Quartet, Op. 74 No. 1 in C major

String Quartet, Op. 74 No. 2 in F major

String Quartet, Op. 74 No. 3 in G minor 'The Rider'

String Quartets, Op. 76 Nos. 1-6 (complete)

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 Amadeus Quartet were the world's favourite string quartet from the 1950s to the 1980s, especially associated with the Viennese classics. For the Haydn anniversary of 2009, this set brings together all the Amadeus's Haydn recordings, which comprises the complete sequence of works from op. 51 (Seven Last Words on the Cross) through to op 103 (the final unfinished quartet)

“This is poised and civilised music-making, much of which is familiar and all of it intensely thoughtful and revealing...the playing of slow movements especially seems to anticipate the profundity of Beethoven. If you buy only one Haydn release in this year, it should be this set.” The Guardian, 28th August 2009 ****

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