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Haydn String Quartets Op 33 (Doric String Quartet)

Doric Quartet records Haydn’s Opus 33 [Chandos]

The Doric Quartet takes an individual approach to shaping Haydn’s music.  The players’ ability to express a phrase meaningfully and then progress to the next musical idea without interrupting the flow is an admirable characteristic.  Occasionally themes contrast so greatly that this approach means that the speed is sometimes adjusted – the opening movement of […]

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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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