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Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 64 / London Haydn Quartet


Release Date: 11/02/2018 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 68221  
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Haydn Quartet
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The London Haydn Quartet’s recordings of their namesake continue to win universal plaudits, consistently delivering—in the words of The Guardian—‘too many pleasures to enumerate. Try for yourself.’

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REVIEW:

This is domestic music, after all, and perhaps a certain amount of understatement actually enhances the boldness of Haydn’s invention. Hyperion’s recorded sound captures that small-room acoustic persuasively while still letting Jonathan Manson’s cello glow…There are bolder, funnier, more wildly imaginative accounts of this music out there but you never doubt the LHQ’s sincerity, or the validity of their approach.

– Gramophone
The London Haydn Quartet’s recordings of their namesake continue to win universal plaudits, consistently delivering—in the words of The Guardian—‘too many pleasures to enumerate. Try for yourself.’

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REVIEW:

This is domestic music, after all, and perhaps a certain amount of understatement actually enhances the boldness of Haydn’s invention. Hyperion’s recorded sound captures that small-room acoustic persuasively while still letting Jonathan Manson’s cello glow…There are bolder, funnier, more wildly imaginative accounts of this music out there but you never doubt the LHQ’s sincerity, or the validity of their approach.

– Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 64 no 1/H 3 no 65 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Haydn Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
2.
Quartet for Strings in B minor, Op. 64 no 2/H 3 no 68 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Haydn Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
3.
Quartet for Strings in B flat major, Op. 64 no 3/H 3 no 67 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Haydn Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
4.
Quartet for Strings in G major, Op. 64 no 4/H 3 no 66 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Haydn Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
5.
Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 64 no 5/H 3 no 63 "Lark" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Haydn Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
6.
Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 64 no 6/H 3 no 64 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Haydn Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Eszterhazá, Hungary 

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