Haydn String Quartets Opus 76/I-III – Chiaroscuro Quartet [BIS]

The multi-national Chiaroscuro Quartet (from Russia, Spain, Sweden and France) has a memorably individual style. These musicians approach Haydn with great expressiveness involving skilful use of rubato which enlightens the significance of the melodies without impeding the progress of the music. I first experienced this in their memorable reading of the ‘Fifths’ Quartet in concert seven years […]

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