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Haydn: String Quartets Op 71 No 1 2 & 3 / The Lindsays


Release Date: 02/22/2005 
Label:  Asv Gold Catalog #: 4012   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lindsay String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Lindsay Quartet is always a joy in Haydn, and this CD is no exception. These musicians really relish Haydn’s unceasing invention and bring it alive with a happy mix of respect, perception, and enthusiasm. The recording, made in a church in Yorkshire in April 2002, is rather bright in fortissimos, though, although first violin Peter Cropper does have a piercing tone anyway; Bernard Gregor-Smith’s wonderful cello playing is splendidly caught, too. The quality of Haydn’s music never ceases to amaze me: the ideas, the development of those ideas, the touching slow movements, the variety of the minuets, and the wit of the finales. Each movement seems a new departure for this most wonderful of composers, and The Lindsays play each movement Read more here with a similar freshness; more than that the novelty of Haydn’s thoughts are paraded with an honesty that is disarming.

Colin Anderson, FANFARE
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Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings in B flat major, Op. 71 no 1/H 3 no 69 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lindsay String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 71 no 2/H 3 no 70 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lindsay String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 71 no 3/H 3 no 71 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lindsay String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793; Vienna, Austria 

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