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Haydn: The Complete String Quartets Played on Period Instruments

Festetics Quartet
Release Date: 11/18/2014 
Label:  Arcana   Catalog #: 378   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Rezsö PertoriniPéter LigetiErika PetöfiIstván Kertész
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Number of Discs: 19 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"It's a marvel how the period instrument ensemble Quatuor Festetics manages to sound like a modern instrument group...The group doesn't do it through vibrato, portimento, or glissando, that would be cheating. It is done through swells, dynamics, and phrasing. With frequent use of crescendos and diminuendos to sculpt lines, with generous use of dynamics to meld sonorities, and by phrasing melodies with an ear toward making each line as juicy as possible." - James Leonard, AllMusic Guide, (Review of Volume 4 of the original series.)

"A reference edition, enriched by the detailed essay signed by the Hungarian musicologist László Somfai, one of the most eminent Haydn scholars." -
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“Tuning, balance and blend are impeccable; vibrato is not avoided, but used to specific expressive or colouristic effect. Those who hanker for a combination of the clarity of the best 'period' playing, with the warmth of the Hungarian tradition will find it here.” - BBC Music Magazine, (Review of a volume within the original series. August 2009 ****) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings in G major, Op. 54 no 1/H 3 no 58 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
2.
Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 54 no 2/H 3 no 57 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
3.
Quartet for Strings in E major, Op. 54 no 3/H 3 no 59 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
4.
Quartet for Strings in A major, Op. 55 no 1/H 3 no 60 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
5.
Quartet for Strings in F minor, Op. 55 no 2/H 3 no 61 "Razor" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
6.
Quartet for Strings in B flat major, Op. 55 no 3/H 3 no 62 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
7.
Quartet for Strings in B flat major, Op. 50 no 1/H 3 no 44 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
8.
Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 50 no 2/H 3 no 45 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
9.
Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 50 no 3/H 3 no 46 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
10.
Quartet for Strings in F sharp minor, Op. 50 no 4/H 3 no 47 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
11.
Quartet for Strings in F major, Op. 50 no 5/H 3 no 48 "Dream" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
12.
Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 50 no 6/H 3 no 49 "Frog" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
13.
Quartet for Strings in E major, Op. 17 no 1/H 3 no 25 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Rezsö Pertorini (Cello), Péter Ligeti (Viola), Erika Petöfi (Violin),
István Kertész (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
14.
Quartet for Strings in F major, Op. 17 no 2/H 3 no 26 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Rezsö Pertorini (Cello), István Kertész (Violin), Péter Ligeti (Viola),
Erika Petöfi (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
15.
Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 17 no 3/H 3 no 27 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Rezsö Pertorini (Cello), Péter Ligeti (Viola), Erika Petöfi (Violin),
István Kertész (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
16.
Quartet for Strings in C minor, Op. 17 no 4/H 3 no 28 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  István Kertész (Violin), Rezsö Pertorini (Cello), Erika Petöfi (Violin),
Péter Ligeti (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
17.
Quartet for Strings in G major, Op. 17 no 5/H 3 no 29 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Péter Ligeti (Viola), Erika Petöfi (Violin), Rezsö Pertorini (Cello),
István Kertész (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
18.
Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 17 no 6/H 3 no 30 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Péter Ligeti (Viola), Erika Petöfi (Violin), István Kertész (Violin),
Rezsö Pertorini (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
19.
Quartet for Strings in B flat major, Op. 71 no 1/H 3 no 69 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Péter Ligeti (Viola), Rezsö Pertorini (Cello), Erika Petöfi (Violin),
István Kertész (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793; Vienna, Austria 
20.
Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 71 no 2/H 3 no 70 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  István Kertész (Violin), Rezsö Pertorini (Cello), Erika Petöfi (Violin),
Péter Ligeti (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793; Vienna, Austria 
21.
Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 71 no 3/H 3 no 71 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Rezsö Pertorini (Cello), Péter Ligeti (Viola), Erika Petöfi (Violin),
István Kertész (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793; Vienna, Austria 
22.
Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 74 no 1/H 3 no 72 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Erika Petöfi (Violin), István Kertész (Violin), Rezsö Pertorini (Cello),
Péter Ligeti (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793; Vienna, Austria 
23.
Quartet for Strings in F major, Op. 74 no 2/H 3 no 73 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Erika Petöfi (Violin), István Kertész (Violin), Rezsö Pertorini (Cello),
Péter Ligeti (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793; Vienna, Austria 
24.
Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 74 no 3/H 3 no 74 "Rider" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Erika Petöfi (Violin), István Kertész (Violin), Péter Ligeti (Viola),
Rezsö Pertorini (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793; Vienna, Austria 
25.
Quartet for Strings in G major, Op. 76 no 1/H 3 no 75 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Rezsö Pertorini (Cello), Péter Ligeti (Viola), Erika Petöfi (Violin),
István Kertész (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria 
26.
Quartet for Strings in D minor, Op. 76 no 2/H 3 no 76 "Quinten" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  István Kertész (Violin), Erika Petöfi (Violin), Péter Ligeti (Viola),
Rezsö Pertorini (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria 
27.
Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 76 no 3/H 3 no 77 "Emperor" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  István Kertész (Violin), Rezsö Pertorini (Cello), Péter Ligeti (Viola),
Erika Petöfi (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria 
28.
Quartet for Strings in B flat major, Op. 76 no 4/H 3 no 78 "Sunrise" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Rezsö Pertorini (Cello), Péter Ligeti (Viola), Erika Petöfi (Violin),
István Kertész (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria 
29.
Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 76 no 5/H 3 no 79 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Péter Ligeti (Viola), István Kertész (Violin), Erika Petöfi (Violin),
Rezsö Pertorini (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria 
30.
Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 76 no 6/H 3 no 80 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Erika Petöfi (Violin), István Kertész (Violin), Rezsö Pertorini (Cello),
Péter Ligeti (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria 
31.
Quartet for Strings in G major, Op. 77 no 1/H 3 no 81 "Lobkowitz" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Erika Petöfi (Violin), István Kertész (Violin), Péter Ligeti (Viola),
Rezsö Pertorini (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1799; Vienna, Austria 
32.
Quartet for Strings in F major, Op. 77 no 2/H 3 no 82 "Lobkowitz" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Péter Ligeti (Viola), Erika Petöfi (Violin), István Kertész (Violin),
Rezsö Pertorini (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1799; Vienna, Austria 
33.
Quartet for Strings in D minor, Op. 103/H 3 no 83 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  István Kertész (Violin), Erika Petöfi (Violin), Péter Ligeti (Viola),
Rezsö Pertorini (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802-1803; Vienna, Austria 
34.
Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 9 no 1/H 3 no 19 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
35.
Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 9 no 2/H 3 no 20 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
36.
Quartet for Strings in G major, Op. 9 no 3/H 3 no 21 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
37.
Quartet for Strings in D minor, Op. 9 no 4/H 3 no 22 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
38.
Quartet for Strings in B flat major, Op. 9 no 5/H 3 no 23 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
39.
Quartet for Strings in A major, Op. 9 no 6/H 3 no 24 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
40.
Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 64 no 5/H 3 no 63 "Lark" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Venue:  Budapest, Bibliothčque des Techniques 
Length: 22 Minutes 36 Secs. 
41.
Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 64 no 6/H 3 no 64 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Venue:  Budapest, Bibliothčque des Techniques 
Length: 19 Minutes 34 Secs. 
42.
Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 64 no 1/H 3 no 65 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Venue:  Budapest, Bibliothčque des Techniques 
Length: 27 Minutes 11 Secs. 
43.
Quartet for Strings in G major, Op. 64 no 4/H 3 no 66 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Venue:  Budapest, Bibliothčque des Techniques 
Length: 23 Minutes 18 Secs. 
44.
Quartet for Strings in B flat major, Op. 64 no 3/H 3 no 67 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Venue:  Budapest, Bibliothčque des Techniques 
Length: 28 Minutes 40 Secs. 
45.
Quartet for Strings in B minor, Op. 64 no 2/H 3 no 68 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Venue:  Budapest, Bibliothčque des Techniques 
Length: 24 Minutes 28 Secs. 
46.
Quartet for Strings in B minor, Op. 33 no 1/H 3 no 37 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
47.
Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 33 no 2/H 3 no 38 "Joke" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
48.
Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 33 no 3/H 3 no 39 "Bird" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
49.
Quartet for Strings in B flat major, Op. 33 no 4/H 3 no 40 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
50.
Quartet for Strings in G major, Op. 33 no 5/H 3 no 41 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
51.
Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 33 no 6/H 3 no 42 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
52.
Quartet for Strings in D minor, Op. 42/H 3 no 43 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
53.
Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 20 no 1/H 3 no 31 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
54.
Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 20 no 2/H 3 no 32 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
55.
Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 20 no 3/H 3 no 33 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
56.
Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 20 no 4/H 3 no 34 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
57.
Quartet for Strings in F minor, Op. 20 no 5/H 3 no 35 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
58.
Quartet for Strings in A major, Op. 20 no 6/H 3 no 36 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
59.
Quartet for Strings in B flat major, Op. 71 no 1/H 3 no 69 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  István Kertész (Violin), Erika Petöfi (Violin), Péter Ligeti (Viola),
Rezsö Pertorini (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793; Vienna, Austria 
60.
Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 71 no 2/H 3 no 70 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  István Kertész (Violin), Erika Petöfi (Violin), Péter Ligeti (Viola),
Rezsö Pertorini (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793; Vienna, Austria 
61.
Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 71 no 3/H 3 no 71 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  István Kertész (Violin), Erika Petöfi (Violin), Péter Ligeti (Viola),
Rezsö Pertorini (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793; Vienna, Austria 
62.
Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 74 no 1/H 3 no 72 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  István Kertész (Violin), Erika Petöfi (Violin), Péter Ligeti (Viola),
Rezsö Pertorini (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793; Vienna, Austria 
63.
Quartet for Strings in F major, Op. 74 no 2/H 3 no 73 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  István Kertész (Violin), Erika Petöfi (Violin), Péter Ligeti (Viola),
Rezsö Pertorini (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793; Vienna, Austria 
64.
Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 74 no 3/H 3 no 74 "Rider" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Rezsö Pertorini (Cello), István Kertész (Violin), Erika Petöfi (Violin),
Péter Ligeti (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festetics String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793; Vienna, Austria 

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 Wonderful set! January 1, 2015 By Marilyn H. (Burlington, NC) See All My Reviews "I am madly in love with Haydn and am collecting most of his symphonies. So when I saw a set of his complete string quartets, I jumped at the chance to get them. I am enjoying the recordings very much. I can hear the period instrument sound, but it doesn't interfere with the music. It is wonderful to me to hear how the texture and interdependence of parts changes from the early quartets to the later ones. No wonder Mozart was blown away!" Report Abuse
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