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Haydn: String Quartets Op 17 No 3, 5 & 6 / Kodály Quartet


Release Date: 06/22/1999 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8550854   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kodály String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The Kodaly’s Haydn will now be familiar enough to many readers. It deploys a mellow, homogeneous tone and phrases with care and natural musicality. The first violin, very much primus inter pares in these early quartets, shapes the beautiful slow movements of Nos. 3 and 6 with unforced eloquence. The irrepressible, gigue-like opening movement of No. 6, with its adventurous tonal excursions (foreshadowing the similar opening movement in Op. 20 No. 6) , has a nice lift to the rhythms and a lively sense of give-and-take; and each of the minuets is well characterized, notably that of No. 3, with its bizarrely scored Trio (second violin and cello singing the tune two octaves apart, separated by a flowing accompaniment on the first violin Read more and a rustic drone on the viola)."

-- Richard Wigmore, Gramophone [Awards Issue 1999]
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Works on This Recording

1. Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 17 no 3/H 3 no 27 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kodály String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
2. Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 17 no 6/H 3 no 30 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kodály String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
3. Quartet for Strings in G major, Op. 17 no 5/H 3 no 29 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kodály String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 

Sound Samples

String Quartet No. 20 in D major, Op. 17, No. 6, Hob.III:30: I. Presto
String Quartet No. 20 in D major, Op. 17, No. 6, Hob.III:30: II.Menuetto
String Quartet No. 20 in D major, Op. 17, No. 6, Hob.III:30: III. Largo
String Quartet No. 20 in D major, Op. 17, No. 6, Hob.III:30: IV. Presto
String Quartet No. 21 in E flat major, Op. 17, No. 3, Hob.III:27: I. Andante grazioso
String Quartet No. 21 in E flat major, Op. 17, No. 3, Hob.III:27: II. Menuetto: Allegretto
String Quartet No. 21 in E flat major, Op. 17, No. 3, Hob.III:27: III. Adagio
String Quartet No. 21 in E flat major, Op. 17, No. 3, Hob.III:27: IV. Allegro molto
String Quartet No. 22 in G major, Op. 17, No. 5, Hob.III:29, "Recitative": I. Moderato
String Quartet No. 22 in G major, Op. 17, No. 5, Hob.III:29, "Recitative": II. Menuetto
String Quartet No. 22 in G major, Op. 17, No. 5, Hob.III:29, "Recitative": III. Adagio
String Quartet No. 22 in G major, Op. 17, No. 5, Hob.III:29, "Recitative": IV. Presto

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