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Haydn's Nature / Matangi Quartet

Haydn / Matangi Quartet
Release Date: 11/12/2013 
Label:  Challenge   Catalog #: 72592   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matangi Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Mantangi Quartet gathers three string quartets by Haydn, musically interprets them with aspects of nature, and gives the pieces their own subtitles: “Sunrise,” “The Frog,” and “The Bird.” Founded in 1999 by four young musicians studying at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague and the Conservatory of Rotterdam, the quartet has since developed into a regular performer in the Dutch chamber music scene and abroad. With their impassioned playing and smart presentation, these young players epitomize a new generation of classical musicians. The Mantangi Quartet gathers three string quartets by Haydn, musically interprets them with aspects of nature, and gives the pieces their own subtitles: “Sunrise,” “The Frog,” and “The Bird.” Founded in 1999 by four young musicians studying at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague and the Conservatory of Rotterdam, the quartet has since developed into a regular performer in the Dutch chamber music scene and abroad. With their impassioned playing and smart presentation, these young players epitomize a new generation of classical musicians. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 50 no 6/H 3 no 49 "Frog" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matangi Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
2.
Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 33 no 3/H 3 no 39 "Bird" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matangi Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
3.
Quartet for Strings in B flat major, Op. 76 no 4/H 3 no 78 "Sunrise" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matangi Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 4 in B-Flat Minor, 'Sunrise': I. Allegro con spirito
String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 4 in B-Flat Minor, 'Sunrise': II. Adagio
String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 4 in B-Flat Minor, 'Sunrise': III. Menuet
String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 4 in B-Flat Minor, 'Sunrise': IV. Finale
String Quartet, Op. 50, No. 6 in D Major, 'The Frog': I. Allegro
String Quartet, Op. 50, No. 6 in D Major, 'The Frog': II. Poco adagio
String Quartet, Op. 50, No. 6 in D Major, 'The Frog': III. Menuet
String Quartet, Op. 50, No. 6 in D Major, 'The Frog': Iv. Finale
String Quartet, Op. 33, No. 3 in C Major, 'The Bird': I. Allegro moderato
String Quartet, Op. 33, No. 3 in C Major, 'The Bird': II. Scherzo
String Quartet, Op. 33, No. 3 in C Major, 'The Bird': III. Adagio ma non troppo
String Quartet, Op. 33, No. 3 in C Major, 'The Bird': IV. Rondo

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