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
Haydn: The Complete String Quartets
Philips 464 650
2:53

Haydn: String Quartet
in B-flat Major, Op.1 No. 1

The Dekany String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartets Vol 1
Vox Box 5113
10:15

Roman Hofstetter (attrib. Haydn): Serenade, Op. 3, No. 5 II. Andante cantabile
Amadeus Quartet
The Legendary Amadeus Quartet,
Recordings 1951-1957
Brilliant Classics 93807
3:48

Haydn: String Quartet in d minor, Op. 9 No. 4
Quatuor Festetics
Haydn: Collection Complete Des Quatuors – Op 9
Arcana 411
23:00

Haydn: String Quartet #14
In E Flat, Op. 9 No. 2

Angeles Quartet
Haydn: The Complete String Quartets
Philips 464 650
8:01

Episode 2

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

Haydn: String Quartet #19
In C Minor, Op. 17 No. 4, IV

Angeles Quartet
Haydn: The Complete String Quartets
Philips 464 650
4:10

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

Haydn: String Quartet #25
In C, Op. 20 No. 2, I & IV

Lindsay Quartet
String Quartets Op. 20 – Nos. 2, 5 & 6
ASV 1057
9:37, 3:36

Haydn: String Quartet #3
in C Major, Op. 33 No. 3,The Bird
Salomon Quartet
String Quartet in B minor, Op 33 No 1
Hyperion 66681
17:12

Episode 3

Mozart: String Quartet #1 In G, K. 80, I
Éder Quartet
MOZART: String Quartets, K. 80,
K. 155, K. 157 and K. 387
Naxos 8.550541
4:33

Mozart: String Quartet No. 3
in G major, K. 156, I & II
American Quartet
Mozart: Complete String Quartets Vol 2
Nimbus 2533
6:00

Mozart: String Quartet #6 In B Flat, K. 159, II
American Quartet
Mozart: Complete String Quartets Vol 2
Nimbus 2533
4:03

Mozart: String Quartet #8 In F, K 168, I
Éder Quartet
MOZART: String Quartets,
K. 168-169 and K. 589, ‘Prussian No. 2’
Naxos 8.550544
4:44

Mozart: String Quartet #11
In E Flat, K 171, I (excerpt)
American Quartet
Mozart: Complete String Quartets Vol 2
Nimbus 2533
1:44

Mozart: String Quartet No. 13
in D minor, K. 173, I (excerpt), III, IV
American Quartet
Mozart: Complete String Quartets Vol 2
Nimbus 2533
7:03

Mozart: String Quartet #14 In G Major, K 387,Spring, I, III, IV
Éder Quartet
MOZART: String Quartets, K. 168-169 and K. 589, ‘Prussian No. 2’
Naxos 8.550544
21:17

Episode 4

Mozart: String Quartet #15
In D Minor, K. 421, I

Yale String Quartet
Mozart: Chamber Music Masterpieces
Vanguard 1509
6:56

Haydn: String Quartet #61
In D Minor, Op. 76/2,Fifths, I
Takács Quartet
Haydn: String Quartets, Op.76 1-3
London 421360
6:33

Mozart: String Quartet #19
In C, K. 465,Dissonance, I

Emerson Quartet
Jagd-Quartett, Dissonanzen-Quartett, Kaiser-Quartett
DG 427 657
10:32

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

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

Mozart: String Quintet No. 3
in C major, K. 515, I
Amadeus Quartet; Aronowitz, vla.
String Quartets Nos. 20, K.499 20 & 21, K.575
EMI 49583
9:13

Episode 5

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

Haydn: String Quartet #36
In B-flat, Op. 50 No. 1, II

Angeles Quartet
Haydn: The Complete String Quartets
Philips 464650
7:28

Haydn: String Quartet #59
In G Minor, Op. 74 No. 3,The Rider, IV
Amadeus Quartet
The Legendary Amadeus Quartet,
Recordings 1951-1957
Brilliant 93807
5:44

Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Christ, I
The Primrose Quartet (Shumsky, v.; Josef Gingold, v.; Primrose, vla.; Shapiro, vc.)
Haydn: Seven Last Words Of Christ On The Cross
Coviello 20905
5:51

Haydn: String Quartet
in B-flat Major, Op. 76 No. 4, The Sunrise, I

Quartetto Italiano
Haydn, Beethoven: String Quartets
Pentatone 5186189
5:59

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

Haydn: String Quartet #64 No. 1
In D Major, Op. 76 No. 5, I
Alban Berg Quartet
Haydn: String Quartets Op 76 No 1, 5, 6
EMI 56826
4:23

Haydn: String Quartet #68
In D Minor (unfinished), Op. 103, I
Takács Quartet
Haydn: String Quartets Op 77 & Op 103
Decca 430199
4:43