Doric Haydn

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.

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.
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
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 655 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 367 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
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.
Fabio Pirona, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento - Domenico Cimarosa: Dixit Dominus (2008)

Fabio Pirona, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento - Domenico Cimarosa: Dixit Dominus (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 246 Mb | Total time: 54:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 988-2 | Recorded: 2003

Domenico Cimarosa succeeded Salieri as court composer in Vienna and was liked and respected by both Haydn and Mozart. He had an eventful life that included a stint working for Catherine the Great in St. Petersburg (he went back to southern Italy because he couldn't hack the cold weather) and imprisonment in old age for having supported the French Revolution. This Dixit Dominus comes from the last stage of Cimarosa's career, after he composed most of the operas for which he is best known today. Even more than most sacred pieces of the late eighteenth century it is extremely operatic.

Auryn Quartett - Haydn: String Quartets Op.17 (2CD) (2009)  Music

Posted by Domestos at April 17, 2018
Auryn Quartett - Haydn: String Quartets Op.17 (2CD) (2009)

Auryn Quartett - Haydn: String Quartets Op.17 (2CD) (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 306.11 Mb + 282.75 Mb | 74:16 + 66:45 | Cover
Classical | Label: Tacet - Tacet 175

Like Op. 9, the Op. 17 quartets receive little attention not because there’s anything wrong with them, but because they were eclipsed by Haydn’s later masterpieces in the genre, from Op. 20 on. Still, they contain magnificent music and were enormously popular in their day. Certainly this is the finest recording of them yet to appear.

Auryn Quartett - Haydn: String Quartets Op.33 (2008)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 14, 2018
Auryn Quartett - Haydn: String Quartets Op.33 (2008)

Auryn Quartett - Haydn: String Quartets Op.33 (2008)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:02:12 | 538 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Tacet | Catalog: Tacet 168

Haydn himself was in a particularly heightened state of awareness when he commenced writing his Op. 33 String Quartets, even going so far as to suggest in a letter to music-loving friends that these quartets were 'composed in an entirely new and special way'. It had been ten years since he last wrote for the medium (his Op. 20), and he had learned many things since that time, producing a series of wonderful symphonies and a number of operas.
Paul Lewis - Haydn: Piano Sonatas Nos. 32, 40, 49, 50 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Paul Lewis - Haydn: Piano Sonatas Nos. 32, 40, 49, 50 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:01 minutes | 1.05 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Paul Lewis is internationally regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation. His cycles of core piano works by Beethoven and Schubert have received unanimous critical and public acclaim worldwide, and consolidated his reputation as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the central European classical repertoire.
Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall - Haydn: Septem Verba Christi in Cruce (2007)

Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall - Haydn: Septem Verba Christi in Cruce (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:07:49 | 296 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: AliaVox | Catalog: 9854

Jordi Savall is strongly devoted, perhaps more so than any other conductor, to Franz Josef Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross in its orchestral version, the original incarnation of this masterwork; the familiar string quartet and less familiar solo keyboard and oratorio versions came later. Savall, as is his wont, strongly responds to any music with a historic connection to his native Spain; the commission for the Seven Last Words arrived from José Sáenz de Santmaría of the confraternity of the Hermandad, and it was first performed in Cádiz, the oldest continuously inhabited city in Western Europe.
Rudolf Buchbinder - Haydn: Complete Piano Sonatas (2006) (10 CDs Box Set)

Rudolf Buchbinder - Haydn: Complete Piano Sonatas (2006) (10 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 10 CD, 11:44:19 min | 2,3 Gb | Scans->62 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner Classics

It's not as if recordings of the 62 Piano Sonatas of Franz Josef Haydn are thick on the ground. Among the relative big names, there's Jeno Jando on Naxos and John McCabe on Decca. Among the less well-known names, there's Walid Akl on Koch Discover, Roland Batik on Camerata, Ronald Brautigam on BIS, Walter Olbertz on Berlin Classics, and Christine Schornsheim on Capriccio. And for those listeners with record players and aging memories, there's also the venerable Hungaroton cycle, the first complete recorded cycle, that coupled relatively well-known Hungarians like Zoltán Kocsis and Dezsö Ránki with nearly unknown Hungarians like János Sebestyén and the inimitable Zsuzsa Pertis.