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Haydn: String Quartets Op. 33 / Eybler Quartet

Haydn / Eybler Quartet
Release Date: 10/30/2012 
Label:  Analekta   Catalog #: 298423   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eybler Quartet
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Eybler Quartet members are united by their unquenchable passion for exploring works of the first century and a half of the string quartet repertoire, with a healthy attention to lesser-known composers such as their namesake, Joseph Leopold Edler von Eybler.

The group plays on instruments appropriate to the period of the music it performs.

The Toronto-based ensemble’s live performances have consistently garnered praise as “glowing and committed”, “spirited” and “lively and energizing”, while their latest recording won praise from Gramophone for being “totally engaging performances that breathe life into Backofen’s music”.

In the summer and early autumn of 1781, Franz Joseph Haydn began work on
Read more the six quartets we know today as Op. 33, or more eruditely as Hoboken III: 37-42. They are also known popularly as the “Jungferne” quartets, the “Russian” quartets and “gli scherzi”. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings in G major, Op. 33 no 5/H 3 no 41 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eybler Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
2.
Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 33 no 2/H 3 no 38 "Joke" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eybler Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
3.
Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 33 no 6/H 3 no 42 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eybler Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
4.
Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 33 no 3/H 3 no 39 "Bird" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eybler Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
5.
Quartet for Strings in B minor, Op. 33 no 1/H 3 no 37 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eybler Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
6.
Quartet for Strings in B flat major, Op. 33 no 4/H 3 no 40 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eybler Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 

Sound Samples

String Quartet in G Major, Op. 33 #5, H III 41 ?How do you do??: I. Vivace assai
String Quartet in G Major, Op. 33 #5, H III 41 ?How do you do??: II. Largo e cantabile
String Quartet in G Major, Op. 33 #5, H III 41 ?How do you do??: III. Scherzo ? Allegro
String Quartet in G Major, Op. 33 #5, H III 41 ?How do you do??: IV. Finale ? Allegretto
String Quartet in B Minor, Op. 33 #1, H III 37: I. Allegro moderato
String Quartet in B Minor, Op. 33 #1, H III 37: II. Scherzo ? Allegro di molto
String Quartet in B Minor, Op. 33 #1, H III 37: III. Andante
String Quartet in B Minor, Op. 33 #1, H III 37: IV. Finale ? Presto
String Quartet in D Major, Op. 33 #6, H III 42: I. Vivace assai
String Quartet in D Major, Op. 33 #6, H III 42: II. Andante
String Quartet in D Major, Op. 33 #6, H III 42: III. Scherzo ? Allegretto
String Quartet in D Major, Op. 33 #6, H III 42: IV. Finale ? Allegretto
String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 33 #2, H III 38 ?The Joke?: I. Allegro moderato
String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 33 #2, H III 38 ?The Joke?: II. Scherzo ? Allegro
String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 33 #2, H III 38 ?The Joke?: III. Largo e sostenuto
String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 33 #2, H III 38 ?The Joke?: IV. Finale ? Presto
String Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 33 #4, H III 40: I. Allegro moderato
String Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 33 #4, H III 40: II. Scherzo ? Allegretto
String Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 33 #4, H III 40: III. Largo
String Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 33 #4, H III 40: IV. Presto
String Quartet in C Major, Op. 33 #3, H III 39 ?The Bird?: I. Allegro moderato
String Quartet in C Major, Op. 33 #3, H III 39 ?The Bird?: II. Scherzo ? Allegretto
String Quartet in C Major, Op. 33 #3, H III 39 ?The Bird?: III. Adagio ma non troppo
String Quartet in C Major, Op. 33 #3, H III 39 ?The Bird?: IV. Rondo ? Presto

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