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Haydn: Complete String Quartets / Angeles String Quartet [21-CD Collector's Edition]


Release Date: 05/08/2012 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001677202  
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen LenskiSara ParkinsBrian DembowStephen Erdody,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Number of Discs: 21 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews


There was a time when a project of this magnitude would have excited the attention of the entire classical music world. Not now. You can practically count on Philips to release this set as quietly as possible, offer no promotional support at all, and delete it quickly, despite the fact that the whole project was subsidized by The Joseph Haydn Society. Rather than seeing this sort of sponsorship as an opportunity, the label doubtless will treat the whole thing as an insurmountable marketing challenge, which is a terrible pity because this is a marvelous set, easily the finest complete cycle available.


The Angeles String Quartet plays with far more vigor and passion than Decca's
Read more Aeolian or Naxos' Kodaly quartets, and with a richer, fuller sound than the otherwise excellent Tatrai Quartet on Hungaroton. They offer plenty of rhythmic energy, but never at the expense of the long line and a fine singing tone, a tendency that disfigures the Lindsays' (ASV) latest offerings in this music. Period instrument ensembles belong in a different category altogether. In short, this group has it all: an impressive combination of technical quality and interpretive insight that makes for some very satisfying and consistently enjoyable listening. All of Haydn's quartets are included except for the arrangement of The Seven Last Words, which sounds pretty silly as a string quartet anyway.


Obviously a set of this size can't be discussed one disc at a time, but a few examples should suffice to demonstrate the high level of musical achievement on offer. One of the biggest challenges in playing Haydn involves timing, particularly of pauses. Haydn was a master of dramatic silence, and he used it in a number of ways, ranging from the disturbing to the comic. An example of the first quality occurs in the first movement development of the G minor Quartet Op. 20 No. 3, where a tiny little melodic "turn" upsets the course of the development section. The famous finale of the "Joke" Quartet (Op. 33 No. 2) shows Haydn using silence to hilarious effect. In both cases, the Angeles Quartet perfectly times the passage in question so as to maximize its emotional impact.


The group responds equally well to such a diverse range of moods as the almost painful emotional outburst in the trio of Op. 54 No. 2's Menuetto, the ethereal magic of the "Rider" Quartet's slow movement, and the grim austerity of the final fugue of Op. 50 No. 4 (the remarkable Quartet in F-sharp minor). It's particularly pleasing to hear such a joyous and gutsy treatment of those numerous drone bass and folk dance effects, most notably in the "Emperor" Quartet's first movement development section. The fortissimo explosions in the third movement of Op. 76 No. 1 offer ample evidence of the Angeles Quartet's generous dynamic range, and they play the "who's got the downbeat" games in Op. 76 No. 6's finale with total security and a real sense of fun.


Finally, in those neglected early quartets, beginning with the ten history-making five-movement "quartet-divertimentos", the Angeles Quartet plays with an engaging and unflagging sense of freshness and vitality. In the long and intricate first movements of Opp. 9 and 17 the music's intellectual nature never overpowers its charm, elegance, and emotional force. By keeping each movement pressing logically forward to the final bar, delighting in the music's questing spirit, and refusing to worry passing details to death, the Angeles Quartet shows us why these works were so important in their day, and why we can and ought to be enjoying them now. And that's no mean achievement.


In short, at budget price this set belongs in the collection of anyone who loves Haydn, chamber music in general, or string quartets in particular, and it's all been recorded with immaculate balances, a fine sense of presence, and genuine tonal warmth. We can only pray that it remains available long enough for music lovers to take note. Outstanding!
--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
Review of original release, Philips 464650
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Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings in B flat major, Op. 1 no 1 "La Chasse" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Sara Parkins (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1762; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 17 Minutes 4 Secs. 
2.
Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 1 no 2/H 3 no 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Steven Miller (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1762; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 18 Minutes 0 Secs. 
3.
Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 1 no 3/H 3 no 3 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Steven Miller (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1762; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 15 Minutes 20 Secs. 
4.
Quartet for Strings in G major, Op. 1 no 4/H 3 no 4 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Sara Parkins (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1762; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 19 Minutes 33 Secs. 
5.
Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 1 no 6/H 3 no 6 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Sara Parkins (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1762; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 16 Minutes 13 Secs. 
6.
Quartet for Strings in A major, Op. 2 no 1/H 3 no 7 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Steven Miller (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1765; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 17 Minutes 4 Secs. 
7.
Quartet for Strings in E major, Op. 2 no 2/H 3 no 8 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Sara Parkins (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1765; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 19 Minutes 8 Secs. 
8.
Quartet for Strings in F major, Op. 2 no 4/H 3 no 10 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Sara Parkins (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola), Stephen Erdody (Cello),
Kathleen Lenski (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1762; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 18 Minutes 45 Secs. 
9.
Quartet for Strings in B flat major, Op. 2 no 6/H 3 no 12 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Steven Miller (Violin), Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Stephen Erdody (Cello),
Brian Dembow (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1762; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 18 Minutes 25 Secs. 
10.
Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 9 no 1/H 3 no 19 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Stephen Erdody (Cello), Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Steven Miller (Violin),
Brian Dembow (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 20 Minutes 32 Secs. 
11.
Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 9 no 2/H 3 no 20 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Steven Miller (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 16 Minutes 50 Secs. 
12.
Quartet for Strings in G major, Op. 9 no 3/H 3 no 21 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Steven Miller (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 15 Minutes 0 Secs. 
13.
Quartet for Strings in D minor, Op. 9 no 4/H 3 no 22 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Steven Miller (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 19 Minutes 57 Secs. 
14.
Quartet for Strings in B flat major, Op. 9 no 5/H 3 no 23 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Steven Miller (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 18 Minutes 59 Secs. 
15.
Quartet for Strings in A major, Op. 9 no 6/H 3 no 24 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Steven Miller (Violin), Stephen Erdody (Cello),
Brian Dembow (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 14 Minutes 34 Secs. 
16.
Quartet for Strings in E major, Op. 17 no 1/H 3 no 25 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Stephen Erdody (Cello), Steven Miller (Violin), Kathleen Lenski (Violin),
Brian Dembow (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 20 Minutes 11 Secs. 
17.
Quartet for Strings in F major, Op. 17 no 2/H 3 no 26 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Steven Miller (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola), Stephen Erdody (Cello),
Kathleen Lenski (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 16 Minutes 31 Secs. 
18.
Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 17 no 3/H 3 no 27 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Steven Miller (Violin), Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 19 Minutes 4 Secs. 
19.
Quartet for Strings in C minor, Op. 17 no 4/H 3 no 28 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Brian Dembow (Viola), Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Steven Miller (Violin),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 20 Minutes 55 Secs. 
20.
Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 17 no 6/H 3 no 30 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Steven Miller (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 18 Minutes 13 Secs. 
21.
Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 20 no 1/H 3 no 31 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Steven Miller (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 18 Minutes 15 Secs. 
22.
Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 20 no 2/H 3 no 32 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Steven Miller (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 20 Minutes 31 Secs. 
23.
Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 20 no 3/H 3 no 33 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Steven Miller (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 22 Minutes 57 Secs. 
24.
Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 20 no 4/H 3 no 34 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Steven Miller (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 26 Minutes 33 Secs. 
25.
Quartet for Strings in F minor, Op. 20 no 5/H 3 no 35 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Sara Parkins (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 21 Minutes 1 Secs. 
26.
Quartet for Strings in A major, Op. 20 no 6/H 3 no 36 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Steven Miller (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 18 Minutes 53 Secs. 
27.
Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 33 no 2/H 3 no 38 "Joke" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Steven Miller (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 16 Minutes 1 Secs. 
28.
Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 33 no 3/H 3 no 39 "Bird" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Steven Miller (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 18 Minutes 14 Secs. 
29.
Quartet for Strings in B flat major, Op. 33 no 4/H 3 no 40 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Steven Miller (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 15 Minutes 50 Secs. 
30.
Quartet for Strings in G major, Op. 33 no 5/H 3 no 41 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Sara Parkins (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 19 Minutes 10 Secs. 
31.
Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 33 no 6/H 3 no 42 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Sara Parkins (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 18 Minutes 27 Secs. 
32.
Quartet for Strings in D minor, Op. 42/H 3 no 43 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Sara Parkins (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 12 Minutes 58 Secs. 
33.
Quartet for Strings in B flat major, Op. 50 no 1/H 3 no 44 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Sara Parkins (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 22 Minutes 21 Secs. 
34.
Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 50 no 2/H 3 no 45 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Steven Miller (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 19 Minutes 39 Secs. 
35.
Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 50 no 3/H 3 no 46 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Steven Miller (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 20 Minutes 23 Secs. 
36.
Quartet for Strings in F sharp minor, Op. 50 no 4/H 3 no 47 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Sara Parkins (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 19 Minutes 35 Secs. 
37.
Quartet for Strings in F major, Op. 50 no 5/H 3 no 48 "Dream" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Sara Parkins (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 16 Minutes 53 Secs. 
38.
Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 50 no 6/H 3 no 49 "Frog" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Sara Parkins (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 23 Minutes 4 Secs. 
39.
Quartet for Strings in G major, Op. 54 no 1/H 3 no 58 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Steven Miller (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 20 Minutes 44 Secs. 
40.
Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 54 no 2/H 3 no 57 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Stephen Erdody (Cello), Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Steven Miller (Violin),
Brian Dembow (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 19 Minutes 19 Secs. 
41.
Quartet for Strings in E major, Op. 54 no 3/H 3 no 59 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Brian Dembow (Viola), Stephen Erdody (Cello), Kathleen Lenski (Violin),
Steven Miller (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 22 Minutes 36 Secs. 
42.
Quartet for Strings in A major, Op. 55 no 1/H 3 no 60 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Brian Dembow (Viola), Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Steven Miller (Violin),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 17 Minutes 21 Secs. 
43.
Quartet for Strings in F minor, Op. 55 no 2/H 3 no 61 "Razor" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Steven Miller (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 25 Minutes 57 Secs. 
44.
Quartet for Strings in B flat major, Op. 55 no 3/H 3 no 62 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Steven Miller (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 18 Minutes 43 Secs. 
45.
Quartet for Strings in B minor, Op. 64 no 2/H 3 no 68 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Steven Miller (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 17 Minutes 33 Secs. 
46.
Quartet for Strings in B flat major, Op. 64 no 3/H 3 no 67 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Steven Miller (Violin), Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 23 Minutes 59 Secs. 
47.
Quartet for Strings in G major, Op. 64 no 4/H 3 no 66 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Stephen Erdody (Cello), Steven Miller (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Kathleen Lenski (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 16 Minutes 31 Secs. 
48.
Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 64 no 5/H 3 no 63 "Lark" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Stephen Erdody (Cello), Brian Dembow (Viola), Kathleen Lenski (Violin),
Steven Miller (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 18 Minutes 16 Secs. 
49.
Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 64 no 6/H 3 no 64 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Stephen Erdody (Cello), Steven Miller (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Kathleen Lenski (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 17 Minutes 25 Secs. 
50.
Quartet for Strings in B flat major, Op. 71 no 1/H 3 no 69 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Stephen Erdody (Cello), Brian Dembow (Viola), Kathleen Lenski (Violin),
Steven Miller (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 23 Minutes 32 Secs. 
51.
Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 71 no 2/H 3 no 70 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Stephen Erdody (Cello), Steven Miller (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Kathleen Lenski (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 17 Minutes 22 Secs. 
52.
Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 71 no 3/H 3 no 71 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Stephen Erdody (Cello), Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Steven Miller (Violin),
Brian Dembow (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 22 Minutes 46 Secs. 
53.
Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 74 no 1/H 3 no 72 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Stephen Erdody (Cello), Brian Dembow (Viola), Kathleen Lenski (Violin),
Steven Miller (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 24 Minutes 32 Secs. 
54.
Quartet for Strings in F major, Op. 74 no 2/H 3 no 73 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Stephen Erdody (Cello), Brian Dembow (Viola), Steven Miller (Violin),
Kathleen Lenski (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 22 Minutes 36 Secs. 
55.
Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 74 no 3/H 3 no 74 "Rider" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Stephen Erdody (Cello), Brian Dembow (Viola), Steven Miller (Violin),
Kathleen Lenski (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 22 Minutes 2 Secs. 
56.
Quartet for Strings in G major, Op. 76 no 1/H 3 no 75 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Stephen Erdody (Cello), Brian Dembow (Viola), Steven Miller (Violin),
Kathleen Lenski (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 23 Minutes 33 Secs. 
57.
Quartet for Strings in D minor, Op. 76 no 2/H 3 no 76 "Quinten" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Stephen Erdody (Cello), Brian Dembow (Viola), Steven Miller (Violin),
Kathleen Lenski (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 21 Minutes 43 Secs. 
58.
Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 76 no 3/H 3 no 77 "Emperor" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Stephen Erdody (Cello), Brian Dembow (Viola), Steven Miller (Violin),
Kathleen Lenski (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 26 Minutes 51 Secs. 
59.
Quartet for Strings in B flat major, Op. 76 no 4/H 3 no 78 "Sunrise" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Stephen Erdody (Cello), Brian Dembow (Viola), Steven Miller (Violin),
Kathleen Lenski (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 23 Minutes 48 Secs. 
60.
Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 76 no 5/H 3 no 79 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Stephen Erdody (Cello), Brian Dembow (Viola), Sara Parkins (Violin),
Kathleen Lenski (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 19 Minutes 30 Secs. 
61.
Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 76 no 6/H 3 no 80 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Stephen Erdody (Cello), Brian Dembow (Viola), Sara Parkins (Violin),
Kathleen Lenski (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 22 Minutes 59 Secs. 
62.
Quartet for Strings in G major, Op. 77 no 1/H 3 no 81 "Lobkowitz" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Stephen Erdody (Cello), Brian Dembow (Viola), Steven Miller (Violin),
Kathleen Lenski (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1799; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 23 Minutes 51 Secs. 
63.
Quartet for Strings in F major, Op. 77 no 2/H 3 no 82 "Lobkowitz" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Stephen Erdody (Cello), Brian Dembow (Viola), Steven Miller (Violin),
Kathleen Lenski (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1799; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 25 Minutes 45 Secs. 
64.
Quartet for Strings in D minor, Op. 103/H 3 no 83 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Stephen Erdody (Cello), Brian Dembow (Viola), Steven Miller (Violin),
Kathleen Lenski (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802-1803; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 10 Minutes 48 Secs. 
65.
Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 1 no 5/ H 2 no 6 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Steven Miller (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1757-1759; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 17 Minutes 29 Secs. 
66.
Quartet for Strings in B minor, Op. 33 no 1/H 3 no 37 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Sara Parkins (Violin), Brian Dembow (Viola),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 18 Minutes 18 Secs. 
67.
Quartet for Strings in G major, Op. 17 no 5/H 3 no 29 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Brian Dembow (Viola), Kathleen Lenski (Violin), Steven Miller (Violin),
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 18 Minutes 10 Secs. 
68.
Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 64 no 1/H 3 no 65 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Stephen Erdody (Cello), Brian Dembow (Viola), Steven Miller (Violin),
Kathleen Lenski (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Angeles String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1994-99 
Length: 20 Minutes 31 Secs. 

Sound Samples

String Quartet No.5 in E flat, H.III, II No.6 (Op.1 No.0): 1. Presto
String Quartet No.5 in E flat, H.III, II No.6 (Op.1 No.0): 2. Menuetto
String Quartet No.5 in E flat, H.III, II No.6 (Op.1 No.0): 3. Adagio
String Quartet No.5 in E flat, H.III, II No.6 (Op.1 No.0): 4. Menuetto
String Quartet No.5 in E flat, H.III, II No.6 (Op.1 No.0): 5. Finale. Presto
String Quartet No.1 in B flat, H.III No.1 (Op.1 No.1): 1. Presto
String Quartet No.1 in B flat, H.III No.1 (Op.1 No.1): 2. Menuetto
String Quartet No.1 in B flat, H.III No.1 (Op.1 No.1): 3. Adagio
String Quartet No.1 in B flat, H.III No.1 (Op.1 No.1): 4. Menuetto
String Quartet No.1 in B flat, H.III No.1 (Op.1 No.1): 5. Presto
String Quartet in E flat, HIII No.2, Op.1 No.2: 1. Allegro molto
String Quartet in E flat, HIII No.2, Op.1 No.2: 2. Menuetto
String Quartet in E flat, HIII No.2, Op.1 No.2: 3. Adagio
String Quartet in E flat, HIII No.2, Op.1 No.2: 4. Menuetto
String Quartet in E flat, HIII No.2, Op.1 No.2: 5. Presto
String Quartet in D, HIII No.3, Op.1 No.3: 1. Adagio
String Quartet in D, HIII No.3, Op.1 No.3: 2. Menuetto
String Quartet in D, HIII No.3, Op.1 No.3: 3. Presto
String Quartet in D, HIII No.3, Op.1 No.3: 4. Menuetto - Trio
String Quartet in D, HIII No.3, Op.1 No.3: 5. Finale - Presto
String Quartet in G, HIII No.4, Op.1 No.4: 1. Presto
String Quartet in G, HIII No.4, Op.1 No.4: 2. Menuetto
String Quartet in G, HIII No.4, Op.1 No.4: 3. Adagio ma non tanto
String Quartet in G, HIII No.4, Op.1 No.4: 4. Menuetto
String Quartet in G, HIII No.4, Op.1 No.4: 5. Presto
String Quartet in C, HIII No.6, Op.1 No.6: 1. Presto assai
String Quartet in C, HIII No.6, Op.1 No.6: 2. Menuetto
String Quartet in C, HIII No.6, Op.1 No.6: 3. Adagio
String Quartet in C, HIII No.6, Op.1 No.6: 4. Menuetto
String Quartet in C, HIII No.6, Op.1 No.6: 5. Finale - Presto
String Quartet in A, HIII No.7, Op.2 No.1: 1. Allegro
String Quartet in A, HIII No.7, Op.2 No.1: 2. Menuetto
String Quartet in A, HIII No.7, Op.2 No.1: 3. Adagio
String Quartet in A, HIII No.7, Op.2 No.1: 4. Menuetto
String Quartet in A, HIII No.7, Op.2 No.1: 5. Allegro molto

Customer Reviews

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 Excellent Renditions February 8, 2013 By M. Bishop (Clackamas, OR) See All My Reviews "These recordings by the Angeles String Quartet are excellent. The Quartet's expertise in intepreting the music is astonishingly fresh and new and distinctive. The synchronicity of their playing stands out and is worthy of note in most, if not all of their selections here. All of the musicians in the Quartet are lead soloists, and they succeed in making their instruments sing their predetermined songs. All said, these recordings are an essential purchase for the Haydn enthusiast, as well as for those who love to hear string quartet music played at its best." Report Abuse
 Clarity and insight July 6, 2012 By Dr Timothy P. (Edgecliff, New South Wales) See All My Reviews "The Angeles Quartet provide a lively, intelligent and clear reading. I have several complete sets of the Haydn quartets but this is my clear favourite." Report Abuse
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