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Haydn: 3 String Quartets / Ebčne Quartet


Release Date: 04/04/2006 
Label:  Mirare   Catalog #: 013   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Ebčne
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

When four young musicians meet to record three string quartets by Joseph Haydn - and, what's more, for their very first CD - they are clearly aiming to pay tribute to a composer who is too often neglected, hastily pigeonholed as a 'classic'. Yet Haydn is a genuine 'discoverer', nothing less than the creator of the quartet genre subsequently raised to perfection by Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven. In its playing, the Ebène Quartet shows us just how innovative and ambitious Haydn's intentions are, implicating the listener in a veritable experiment, where order and balance vie with invention, caprice, meditation and introspection. When four young musicians meet to record three string quartets by Joseph Haydn - and, what's more, for their very first CD - they are clearly aiming to pay tribute to a composer who is too often neglected, hastily pigeonholed as a 'classic'. Yet Haydn is a genuine 'discoverer', nothing less than the creator of the quartet genre subsequently raised to perfection by Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven. In its playing, the Ebène Quartet shows us just how innovative and ambitious Haydn's intentions are, implicating the listener in a veritable experiment, where order and balance vie with invention, caprice, meditation and introspection. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 64 no 5/H 3 no 63 "Lark" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Ebčne
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
2.
Quartet for Strings in B minor, Op. 33 no 1/H 3 no 37 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Ebčne
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
3.
Quartet for Strings in G major, Op. 76 no 1/H 3 no 75 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Ebčne
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Entrée
Quatuor ŕ Cordes en Ré Majeur, Op. 64, No. 5 (Hob. III, No. 63) "l'Alouette": I. Allegro Moderato
Quatuor ŕ Cordes en Ré Majeur, Op. 64, No. 5 (Hob. III, No. 63) "l'Alouette": II. Adagio - Cantabile
Quatuor ŕ Cordes en Ré Majeur, Op. 64, No. 5 (Hob. III, No. 63) "l'Alouette": III. Menuet - Allegretto
Quatuor ŕ Cordes en Ré Majeur, Op. 64, No. 5 (Hob. III, No. 63) "l'Alouette": IV. Finale - Vivace
Quatuor ŕ Cordes en Si Mineur, Op. 33, No. 1 (Hob. III, No. 37): I. Allegro Moderato
Quatuor ŕ Cordes en Si Mineur, Op. 33, No. 1 (Hob. III, No. 37): II. Scherzo - Allegro di Molto
Quatuor ŕ Cordes en Si Mineur, Op. 33, No. 1 (Hob. III, No. 37): III. Andante
Quatuor ŕ Cordes en Si Mineur, Op. 33, No. 1 (Hob. III, No. 37): IV. Finale - Presto
Quatuor ŕ Cordes en Sol Majeur, Op. 76, No. 1 (Hob. II, No. 75): I. Allegro Con Spirito
Quatuor ŕ Cordes en Sol Majeur, Op. 76, No. 1 (Hob. II, No. 75): II. Adagio Sostenuto
Quatuor ŕ Cordes en Sol Majeur, Op. 76, No. 1 (Hob. II, No. 75): III. Menuet - Presto
Quatuor ŕ Cordes en Sol Majeur, Op. 76, No. 1 (Hob. II, No. 75): IV. Finale - Allegro Ma Non Troppo

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