Minetti Quartett Joseph Haydn String Quartets Opp. 64 4; 74 3; 76 5 (2009)

Minetti Quartett - Joseph Haydn: String Quartets Opp. 64/4; 74/3; 76/5 (2009)

Minetti Quartett - Joseph Haydn: String Quartets Opp. 64/4; 74/3; 76/5 (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 250 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hänssler Classic | # CD98.589 | Time: 00:56:26

This warmly recorded, naturally balanced disc is delightful. The Minetti Quartet offers three late Haydn masterpieces, played with plenty of high spirits and, in the slow movements, a fresh songfulness (both Opp. 64's and 76's are marked "cantabile") that's most affecting. There's practically nothing to criticize here. Highlights include the really zippy final prestos of Opp. 64 and 76, and the intense Largo assai of the "Rider" quartet. In the finale of the latter, the group's articulation is a touch clipped in the main theme, and as a result the music doesn't quite speak as it should, but better too much energy than too little. The minuet (really a scherzo) of Op. 76 also is terrific, smooth as silk until Haydn's disruptive syncopation sets in. If you're looking for a very attractive single-disc collection of late Haydn quartets, I can recommend this without hesitation. Playing time is a bit short–under an hour–so there was still room for another full quartet, but if this doesn't concern you terribly, then go for it.
Goldmund Quartet - Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op.1 No.1; Op.33 No.5; Op.77 No.1 (2016)

Goldmund Quartet - Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op.1 No.1; Op.33 No.5; Op.77 No.1 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573701 | Time: 00:56:36

Joseph Haydn claimed to have discovered the string quartet form by accident. His Op. 1, No. 1 has the cheerful five-movement form of a Divertimento, while the glorious and harmonically daring Op. 77, No. 1 was among the last he completed in the genre. Falling between the two, Op. 33, No. 5 is full of rhythmic surprises and a theme that gives it the nickname ‘How do you do?’ The award-winning Goldmund Quartet is considered one of today’s most exciting young European string quartets.
Minetti Quartett - Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartets Op.18/4, Op.95, Op.18/2 (2014)

Minetti Quartett - Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartets Op.18/4, Op.95, Op.18/2 (2014)
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Genre: Classical | Label: hänssler CLASSIC | # CD 98.029 | Time: 01:06:58

The young Austrian Minetti Quartett follow up their first two hänssler CLASSIC releases of works by Haydn and Mendelssohn with works from the pen of the Grand Master of the String Quartet: Ludwig van Beethoven. Two early works from Opus 18, the 4th in the tragic key of C minor and the 2nd in a serene G major, frame the stormy “Quartetto serioso” op 95 in F minor. The unprejudiced naturalness and the multifaceted articulation of these four musicians is presented to fullest advantage in these expressive works, once again showcasing the outstanding musicianship of this young quartet.
The London Haydn Quartet - Joseph Haydn: String Quartets Opp 54 & 55 (2017) 2CDs

The London Haydn Quartet - Joseph Haydn: String Quartets Opp 54 & 55 (2017) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 750 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 355 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68160 | Time: 02:33:13

Haydn wrote the six quartets of Opp 54 and 55 in 1788, by now a celebrated composer across Europe and still opera Kapellmeister at Esterházy. These period instrument players, whose very name declares their affinity for Haydn, excel in the latest in their Hyperion series. Ever spry in fast movements, faultless in dexterity and intonation, they find a special warmth of feeling in the slower moments: the songful Adagio Cantabile of Op 55 No 1, the puzzling, melancholy Andante of Op 55 No 2, the dark, hymn-like first bars of Op 54 No 2’s Adagio, out of which the violin soars in almost improvised, bluesy reverie. Too many pleasures to enumerate. Try for yourself.

Doric String Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 64 (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 1, 2018
Doric String Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 64 (2018)

Doric String Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 64 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 646 MB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 24 | Time: 141:24 min

This is volume three in the Doric String Quartets ongoing exploration of Haydns complete string quartets, already highly praised by major international media and regularly supported by concerts in the worlds greatest venues, from Carnegie and Wigmore halls to the Royal Concertgebouw. The Op. 64 Quartets date from a time of great change for Haydn, compared with the previously recorded Op. 20 and Op. 76. Not only was Haydn preparing for the greatest adventure of his life what would turn out to be the first of two trips to London at the time of their composition, in 1790, but they also appeared under a new publisher, Leopold Kozeluchs firm Magazin de musique.
The London Haydn Quartet - Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 20 (2011) (Repost)

The London Haydn Quartet - Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 20 (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Cover + Digital Booklet | 160:18 | 729 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67877

One can never own enough recordings or hear enough performances of the Haydn string quartets. Not only did Haydn invent the quartet form, he was composing, even early in his career, at a level that no one else could even come close to matching, according to Classical Era authority, Charles Rosen. These Opus 20 'Sun Quartets' (so-called because of the drawing of a sun on the title-page of the original published edition) were among the eighteen early quartets Haydn wrote around 1770 in which he made a huge advance on what had previously been a form more like a divertimento; in so doing he more or less invented 'high classicism'.

The Lindsays - Joseph Haydn: String Quartets (2004) [DVD9] Repost  Music

Posted by juanchito at Oct. 18, 2017
The Lindsays - Joseph Haydn: String Quartets (2004) [DVD9] Repost

Joseph Haydn: String Quartets - The Lindsays (2004)
2xDVD9 | NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Letterboxed | English (LinearPCM, 2 ch), English (DTS, 5 ch)
Classical, Chamber Music | 04:26:12 | 13.6 GB
Doric String Quartet - Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op.76 (2016) 2CDs

Doric String Quartet - Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op.76 (2016) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 640 Mb | Artwork included | 02:26:59
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10886

This is the second volume in the Doric String Quartet’s series devoted to Haydn’s String Quartets. Op. 76 turned out to be the last full set of six string quartets that Haydn was to compose. While they were written over the period 1796-97, they were not published until 1799. They had been commissioned by Count Joseph Erdödy, and such arrangements often entailed, as in this case, a period of time during which the works were reserved for that person’s exclusive use and enjoyment. The composition of Op. 76 coincided with Haydn’s work on Die Schöpfung and the first few of the six masses which Haydn wrote for the name day of Princess Maria Hermenegild Esterházy, and one can readily imagine that such compositional preoccupations rubbed off onto the composition of the quartets. However, that cannot be equated with a particular predominant ‘opus character’, a feature of some of Haydn’s previous sets. Rather – like Op. 20, also recently recorded by the Doric String Quartet (CHAN10831(2)) – the quartets seem to be most remarkable for their sheer variety.
Doric String Quartet - Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op.20 (2014) 2CDs

Doric String Quartet - Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op.20 (2014) 2CDs
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Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10831 | Time: 02:30:03

Haydn’s six Op. 20 string quartets are milestones in the history of the genre. He wrote them in 1772 for performance by his colleagues at the Esterházy court and, unusually, not specifically for publication. Each one is a unique masterpiece and the set introduces compositional techniques that radically transformed the genre and shaped it for centuries to come. Haydn overturns conventional instrumental roles, crafts remarkably original colours and textures, and unlocks new expressive possibilities in these works which were crucial in establishing the reputation of purely instrumental music. The range within the quartets is kaleidoscopic. From the introspective, chorale-like slow movement of No. 1 via the terse and radical quartet No. 3 in G minor to the comic spirit of the fourth in D major, each of the quartets inhabits a distinct musical world. For many, this is some of the greatest music Haydn ever wrote. Playing these seminal works is one of the world’s finest young ensembles, the Doric String Quartet.
The London Haydn Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets Opp 54 & 55 (2017) [TR24][OF]

The London Haydn Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets Opp 54 & 55
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 152:56 min | 2.84 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Hyperion | Tracks: 24 | Rls.date: 2017

The London Haydn Quartet reaches the six great quartets published in 1788 as Opp 54 & 55 in another unmissable two-for-the-price-of-one set. Is it possible to have too much Haydn? The only sensible answer is ‘no’, especially when the music is performed with such intelligence and humanity as here.