Notes and Editorial Reviews
The London Haydn Quartet turns to the String Quartets of Op. 50. Written in 1787, they are more serious and intellectually taut than his previous set, Op. 33, written in 1781. This set was dedicated to King Frederick William II of Prussia and is commonly known as the "Prussian Quartets." They dazzle in such committed performances as these.
Gut strings and paucity of vibrato notwithstanding, the London Haydn Quartet play with all the radiant resonance of timbre of their previous releases in this on-going Haydn series. There is never a dull moment, and the recording is of answering immediacy and bloom.
BBC Music Magazine
These are stylish, faithful accounts of these six great quartets, and if you've been collecting the London Haydn Quartet's ongoing Hyperion cycle, you needn't hesitate.