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Doric String Quartet - Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op.76 (2016) 2CDs

Doric String Quartet - Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op.76 (2016) 2CDs
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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.

Doric String Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 76 (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 22, 2017
Doric String Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 76 (2016)

Doric String Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 76
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 146:50 min | 336 MB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 24 | Rls.date: 2016

This is the second volume in the Doric String Quartet's series de voted 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.
Doric String Quartet - Schubert: String Quartets Nos. 12 & 15 (2017)

Doric String Quartet - Schubert: String Quartets Nos. 12 & 15
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 61:52 min | 142 MB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2017

Alongside its highly praised Haydn series, the Doric String Quartet continues its Schubert journey with this second volume of quartets, which precipitates us into the fraught world of late Schubert. Both composers will be central in the Quartet's recitals next year, to take place in the highest-profile international venues, from New York's Carnegie Hall to Berlin's Konzerthaus, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, and London's Wigmore Hall.
Il Giardino Armonico & Giovanni Antonini - Haydn 2032, Vol. 4: Il distratto (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Il Giardino Armonico & Giovanni Antonini - Haydn 2032, Vol. 4: Il distratto (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:44 minutes | 1.39 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The fourth volume of the Haydn2032 project thrusts into the limelight one of the most important stock characters in the theatre of sounds and words,the Kapellmeister, and explores some glamorous and (in)glorious moments in the career of Maestro Haydn.It features three symphonies by the Shakespeare of Music one of which is even associated with an actual play.This bears the title Sinfonia in C.per la commedia intitolata Il distratto (the name of the play soon became the symphony's nickname) and consists of an overture,four entr actes, and a finale to be played at the end of the performance.
The London Haydn Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets Op 50 (2016) [TR24][OF]

The London Haydn Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets Op 50
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 148:43 min | 2.91 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Hyperion | Tracks: 24 | Rls.date: 2016

The London Haydn Quartet turns to the six Op 50 quartets. More serious—intellectually taut—than the Op 33 ‘Russian’ quartets which they follow in Haydn’s output, these six ‘Prussian’ quartets dazzle in such committed performances as these.
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.
Joseph Haydn - Haydn Concertos - Maxim Emelyanychev / Riccardo Minasi / Il Pomo d'Oro (2016) {2CD Erato-Warner Classics}

Joseph Haydn - Haydn Concertos - Maxim Emelyanychev / Riccardo Minasi / Il Pomo d'Oro (2016) {2CD Erato-Warner Classics}
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© 2016 Erato / Warner Classics | 0825646052042
Classical / Viennese School / Concerto

Co-chief conductors Riccardo Minasi and Maxim Emelyanychev take turns on the podium leading this period-instrument band in a rousing collection of concertos by Haydn. Il Pomo d'Oro has been hailed "a wonderful ensemble, and Minasi an outstanding musician" capable of "bringing the house down with his virtuosity" (The Guardian). Emelyaychev's award-winning harpsichord joins Minasi's violin in the soloists' spotlight, along with the distinguished natural horn of Johannes Hinterholzer. The concertos are complemented by Haydn's Symphony No 83 (known as The Hen, because of the ‘clucking’ figures on the strings in its second movement) and his Keyboard Fantasia Hob.XVII:4.
Steven Isserlis,  Roger Norrington - Joseph Haydn: Cello Concertos in C & D; Sinfonia Concertante (1998)

Joseph Haydn - Cello Concertos in C & D; Sinfonia Concertante (1998)
Steven Isserlis, cello; The Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Sir Roger Norrington, conductor

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Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | # 09026 68578 2 | Time: 01:15:22

What a versatile artist Steven Isserlis is. Having made his name as a sympathetic interpreter of a wide variety of romantic and modern music, here he shows he can be just as persuasive in eighteenth-century repertoire. His stylistic awareness is evident in beautiful, elegant phrasing, selective use of vibrato and varied articulation, giving an expressive range that never conflicts with the music’s natural language. In the cello concertos he is helped by an extremely sensitive accompaniment, stressing the chamber musical aspects of Haydn’s pre-London orchestral writing. The soft, intimate sonority at 3'06'' in the first movement of the D major is a typical example. The Adagios are taken at a flowing speed, but Isserlis’s relaxed approach means they never sound hurried. The Allegro molto finale of the C major Concerto, on the other hand, sounds poised rather than the helter-skelter we often hear. In his understanding of the music, Isserlis is a long way ahead of Han-na Chang, whose version places the emphasis on fine, traditional-style cello playing. Mork’s vivacious, imaginative performances characterize the music very strongly, but my preference would be for Isserlis’s and Norrington’s lighter touch and greater refinement.
Cecilia Bartoli, Andras Schiff ‎- Italian Songs: Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Haydn (1993)

Cecilia Bartoli, András Schiff ‎- Italian Songs: Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Haydn (1993)
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Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Decca | # 440 297-2 | Time: 01:07:59

This was to be the end of the line for Italian word-setting by Viennese composers: once the confident sentiments that belonged to the poet Metastasio's opera seria felt the chill and threatening wind of Enlightenment and Revolution, their time was up. Even we, for the most part, prefer to remember the German-speaking Beethoven, Schubert and Haydn. So it is good to be reminded of their responses to the Italian muse (usually as part of their craft-learning student work) in this particularly well-cast recital. Central Europe, in the person of Andras Schiff meets Italy, in Cecilia Bartoli, to delightful, often revelatory effect.