Haydn and Mozart Quartets

April 28, 2013, 7:00 pm

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Mozart’s six “Haydn” Quartets were dedicated and lovingly handed to Joseph Haydn, like a father entrusting his sons to a friend to protect and guide them. When Haydn first started composing for the string quartet, the first violinist was the star, actually standing in front of the other three players. Ninety-nine Haydn string quartets later, the form had evolved into four equal voices. Bill will share with us the brief time in history when Mozart and Haydn enjoyed each other’s company, playing and composing string quartets together.

Playlist

Episode 1

Haydn: String Quartet No. 0 in E-flat Major, I
Angeles String Quartet
Philips 464 650
2:53

Haydn: String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op.1 No. 1
The Dekany String Quartet
Vox Box 5113
10:15

Roman Hofstetter (attrib. Haydn): Serenade, Op. 3, No. 5
II. Andante cantabile
Amadeus Quartet
Brilliant Classics 93807
3:48

Haydn: String Quartet in d minor, Op. 9 No. 4
Quatuor Festetics
Arcana 411
23:00

Haydn: String Quartet #14 In E Flat, Op. 9 No. 2
Angeles Quartet
Philips 464 650
8:01

Episode 2

Haydn: String Quartet #16 In A-Flat Major, Op. 9 No. 6, IV (excerpt)
Festetics Quartet
Arcana 411
1:19

Haydn: String Quartet #19 In C Minor, Op. 17 No. 4, IV
Angeles Quartet
Philips 464 650
4:10

Haydn: String Quartet #26 In G Minor, Op. 20 No. 3, I & IV
Quatuor Mosaïques
Astree 8784
12:20

Haydn: String Quartet #25 In C, Op. 20 No. 2, I & IV
Lindsay Quartet
ASV 1057
9:37, 3:36

Haydn: String Quartet #3 in C Major, Op. 33 No. 3,The Bird
Salomon Quartet
Hyperion 66681
17:12

Episode 3

Mozart: String Quartet #1 In G, K. 80, I
Éder Quartet
Naxos 8.550541
4:33

Mozart: String Quartet No. 3 in G major, K. 156, I & II
American Quartet
Nimbus 2533
6:00

Mozart: String Quartet #6 In B Flat, K. 159, II
American Quartet
Nimbus 2533
4:03

Mozart: String Quartet #8 In F, K 168, I
Éder Quartet
Naxos 8.550544
4:44

Mozart: String Quartet #11 In E Flat, K 171, I (excerpt)
American Quartet
Nimbus 2533
1:44

Mozart: String Quartet No. 13 in D minor, K. 173, I (excerpt), III, IV
American Quartet
Nimbus 2533
7:03

Mozart: String Quartet #14 In G Major, K 387,Spring, I, III, IV
Éder Quartet
Naxos 8.550544
21:17

Episode 4

Mozart: String Quartet #15 In D Minor, K. 421, I
Yale String Quartet
Vanguard 1509
6:56

Haydn: String Quartet #61 In D Minor, Op. 76/2,Fifths, I
Takács Quartet
London 421360
6:33

Mozart: String Quartet #19 In C, K. 465,Dissonance, I
Emerson Quartet
DG 427 657
10:32

Mozart: String Quartet #17 In B-Flat, K 458,Hunt, I
Emerson Quartet
DG 427 657
8:24

Haydn: String Quartet #53 In D, Op. 64/5,The Lark, I
Hagen Quartet
DG 423 622
5:47

Mozart: String Quintet No. 3 in C major, K. 515, I
Amadeus Quartet; Aronowitz, vla.
EMI 49583
9:13

Episode 5

Haydn: String Quartet #39 In F-sharp Minor, Op. 50 No. 4, I & IV
Angeles Quartet
Philips 464650
7:46

Haydn: String Quartet #36 In B-flat, Op. 50 No. 1, II
Angeles Quartet
Philips 464650
7:28

Haydn: String Quartet #59 In G Minor, Op. 74 No. 3,The Rider, IV
Amadeus Quartet
Brilliant 93807
5:44

Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Christ, I
The Primrose Quartet (Shumsky, v.; Josef Gingold, v.; Primrose, vla.; Shapiro, vc.)
Biddulph 26560
5:51

Haydn: String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 76 No. 4, The Sunrise, I
Quartetto Italiano
Pentatone 5186189
5:59

Haydn: String Quartet #62 In C, Op. 76 No. 3,Emperor, II
Emerson Quartet
DG 427 657
6:38

Haydn: String Quartet #64 No. 1 In D Major, Op. 76 No. 5, I
Alban Berg Quartet
EMI 56826
4:23

Haydn: String Quartet #68 In D Minor (unfinished), Op. 103, I
Takács Quartet
Decca 430199
4:43