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Haydn: String Quartets Vol. 15, Op. 9 Nos. 4-6

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
28-10-2022
Label:
Barcode:
760623226026
Packaging:
Jewel Case
Catalog Number:
MDG3072260
MDG3072260
MDG3072260

Description

This newest volume in the Leipzig String Quartet's Haydn Edition series presents Nos 4 to 6 of Haydn's String Quartets Op 9. The Leipzig String Quartet bring a real sense of liveliness and excitement to these works, and this CD shows that even Haydn's early works can stand out alongside many of his more famous later quartets.

At the time these quartets were composed, the "classical" sonata form had not yet been established; instead, drama and expression determine the action, and each instrumental voice within the quartet is as important as the next. Even when the first violin repeatedly takes the leading role, Haydn's mastering of polyphonic and motivic writing allows the lower strings to imitate and stand just as clear.

In particular, the D minor quartet (Op. 9 No. 4) captivates the listener with its scope for expressivity through the leading first violin part. The Quartet in B-Flat major (Op. 9 No. 5), in turn, begins with an extended set of variations in the second violin and cello, highlighting their individual sonorities.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Haydn: String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 9 No. 4, Hob. III:22: I. Allegro moderato
  3. Haydn: String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 9 No. 4, Hob. III:22: II. Menuetto
  4. Haydn: String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 9 No. 4, Hob. III:22: III. Adagio
  5. Haydn: String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 9 No. 4, Hob. III:22: IV. Presto
  6. Haydn: String Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 9 No. 5, Hob. III:23: I. Poco adagio
  7. Haydn: String Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 9 No. 5, Hob. III:23: II. Menuetto. Allegretto
  8. Haydn: String Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 9 No. 5, Hob. III:23: III. Largo cantablie
  9. Haydn: String Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 9 No. 5, Hob. III:23: IV, Presto
  10. Haydn: String Quartet in A Major, Op. 9 No. 6, Hob. III:24: I. Presto
  11. Haydn: String Quartet in A Major, Op. 9 No. 6, Hob. III:24: II. Menuetto
  12. Haydn: String Quartet in A Major, Op. 9 No. 6, Hob. III:24: III. Adagio
  13. Haydn: String Quartet in A Major, Op. 9 No. 6, Hob. III:24: IV. Finale. Presto
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