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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 String 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 String 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 String 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 String 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 String 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 String 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 String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

String Quartet in G, HIII, Op.76, No.1: 1. Allegro con spirito
String Quartet in G, HIII, Op.76, No.1: 2. Adagio sostenuto
String Quartet in G, HIII, Op.76, No.1: 3. Menuetto: Presto
String Quartet in G, HIII, Op.76, No.1: 4. Allegro ma non troppo
String Quartet in D minor, H.III, Op.76 No.2 - "Fifths": 1. Allegro
String Quartet in D minor, H.III, Op.76 No.2 - "Fifths": 2. Andante o più tosto allegretto
String Quartet in D minor, H.III, Op.76 No.2 - "Fifths": 3. Minuetto
String Quartet in D minor, H.III, Op.76 No.2 - "Fifths": 4. Finale (Vivace assai)
String Quartet In C, H.lll, Op.76, No.3 - "Emperor": 1. Allegro
String Quartet In C, H.lll, Op.76, No.3 - "Emperor": 2. Poco adagio, cantabile
String Quartet In C, H.lll, Op.76, No.3 - "Emperor": 3. Menuetto (Allegro)
String Quartet In C, H.lll, Op.76, No.3 - "Emperor": 4. Finale (Presto)
String Quartet in B flat, H.III, Op.76, No.4 - "Sunrise": 1. Allegro con spirito
String Quartet in B flat, H.III, Op.76, No.4 - "Sunrise": 2. Adagio
String Quartet in B flat, H.III, Op.76, No.4 - "Sunrise": 3. Menuetto (Alllegro)
String Quartet in B flat, H.III, Op.76, No.4 - "Sunrise": 4. Finale (Allegro ma non troppo)
String Quartet in D, H.III, Op.76, No.5: 1. Allegretto
String Quartet in D, H.III, Op.76, No.5: 2. Largo
String Quartet in D, H.III, Op.76, No.5: 3. Menuet
String Quartet in D, H.III, Op.76, No.5: 4. Finale
String Quartet in E flat,H.III No.80 Op.76 No.6: 1. Allegretto - Allegro
String Quartet in E flat,H.III No.80 Op.76 No.6: 2. Fantasia (Adagio)
String Quartet in E flat,H.III No.80 Op.76 No.6: 3. Menuetto (Presto)
String Quartet in E flat,H.III No.80 Op.76 No.6: 4. Finale (Allegro spirituoso)

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