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Haydn: String Quartets, Op 76 No 4-6 / Takács Quartet


Release Date: 10/02/2008 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 425467   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Takács String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Here is a richly recorded account of the last three quartets from the set of six that Haydn published in 1797. . . . [The Takacs Quartet] bring to this music a joyful directness that is entirely refreshing . . . . Consequently the Sunrise Quartet, Op. 76 No. 4, is invigorating in the first movement whose spacious opening earned it its nickname, and lyrically broad yet delicate in the Adagio, while Haydn is no less himself in the wittily syncopated minuet and lilting finale. . . . Overall this is an issue to be strongly recommended." -- Christopher Headington, Gramophone "Here is a richly recorded account of the last three quartets from the set of six that Haydn published in 1797. . . . [The Takacs Quartet] bring to this music a joyful directness that is entirely refreshing . . . . Consequently the Sunrise Quartet, Op. 76 No. 4, is invigorating in the first movement whose spacious opening earned it its nickname, and lyrically broad yet delicate in the Adagio, while Haydn is no less himself in the wittily syncopated minuet and lilting finale. . . . Overall this is an issue to be strongly recommended." -- Christopher Headington, Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings in B flat major, Op. 76 no 4/H 3 no 78 "Sunrise" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Takács String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 76 no 5/H 3 no 79 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Takács String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 76 no 6/H 3 no 80 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Takács String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria 

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