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Chiaroscuro Quartet – Haydn: String Quartets Op. 76 Nos. 1-3 (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Chiaroscuro Quartet – Haydn: String Quartets Op. 76 Nos. 1-3 (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:10:47 minutes | 1,24 GB | Genre: Classical
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The Chiaroscuro Quartet made their first appearance on BIS Records with acclaimed recordings of Joseph Haydn’s “Sun” Quartets, Op. 20, described in “The Strad” as ‘period-instrument performances of the utmost subtlety and refinement’. The Op. 20 Quartets are widely regarded as a mile-stone in the history of the genre. When Chiaroscuros now return to Haydn, it is with his last complete set of quartets, begun in 1796 when he was 64 years old.

The Six String Quartets, Op. 76, form one of the most renowned of Haydn’s sets of quartets, and carry the stamp of their maker: No other set of eighteenth-century string quartets is so diverse, or so unconcerned with the norms of the time. In the words of Haydn’s friend and contemporary Charles Burney ‘they are full of invention, fire, good taste and new effects’. On the present disc, the first of two, we hear the first three quartets, including the ‘Fifths’ Quartet (No. 2) so named after the falling perfect fifths with which it begins. The most famous of the set – and possibly of all Haydn quartets – is No. 3, however: the ‘Emperor’ quartet with its second movement: a set of variations on the ‘Kaiserlied’ which Haydn had recently composed to the greater glory of the Austrian Emperor Franz II.

Tracklist

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809): String Quartet in G Major, Op. 76 No. 1, Hob. III:75:

1 String Quartet in G Major, Op. 76 No. 1, Hob. III:75: I. Allegro con spirito
2 String Quartet in G Major, Op. 76 No. 1, Hob. III:75: II. Adagio sostenuto
3 String Quartet in G Major, Op. 76 No. 1, Hob. III:75: III. Menuetto
4 String Quartet in G Major, Op. 76 No. 1, Hob. III:75: IV. Finale

String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 76 No. 2, Hob. III:76 “Fifths”:

5 String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 76 No. 2, Hob. III:76 “Fifths”: I. Allegro
6 String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 76 No. 2, Hob. III:76 “Fifths”: II. Andante o più tosto allegretto
7 String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 76 No. 2, Hob. III:76 “Fifths”: III. Menuetto
8 String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 76 No. 2, Hob. III:76 “Fifths”: IV. Finale0

String Quartet in C Major, Op. 76 No. 3, Hob. III:77 “Emperor”:

9 String Quartet in C Major, Op. 76 No. 3, Hob. III:77 “Emperor”: I. Allegro
10 String Quartet in C Major, Op. 76 No. 3, Hob. III:77 “Emperor”: II. Poco adagio
11 String Quartet in C Major, Op. 76 No. 3, Hob. III:77 “Emperor”: III. Menuetto
12 String Quartet in C Major, Op. 76 No. 3, Hob. III:77 “Emperor”: IV. Finale

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