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Haydn: 6 String Quartets Op 76 / Amadeus Quartet


Release Date: 02/16/1987 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 415867   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus Quartet
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

...[The Takacs Quartet] becomes oppressive in comparison with the playing of either the Amadeus or the Tatrai. The Amadeus not only live in a more comfortable acoustic, but [Norbert] Brainin [of the Amadeus Quartet]...never drives when he can achieve momentum simply by shaping. Their perfection of scale in the second movement of the Op. 76 No. 1 is achieved precisely by knowing when to exhale as well as inhale... [T]he greater austerity of the Amadeus...reveals more patiently the encyclopaedia of counterpoint which [Op. 76 No. 2] discloses... [T]he more subtle pointing of the Amadeus and the clear air they breathe frees the internal as well as the external energies of the [2nd] movement [of the Emperor Quartet]...

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Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings in G major, Op. 76 no 1/H 3 no 75 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Quartet for Strings in D minor, Op. 76 no 2/H 3 no 76 "Quinten" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 76 no 3/H 3 no 77 "Emperor" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Quartet for Strings in B flat major, Op. 76 no 4/H 3 no 78 "Sunrise" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 76 no 5/H 3 no 79 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 76 no 6/H 3 no 80 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria 

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