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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 

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