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On this edition of Exploring Music, we examine two great composers of the 18th century--Haydn and Mozart--who were both masters of string quartets. The two men worked seperately until eventually they met and joined forces in a way.

Program 1

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

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

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

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

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

Program 2

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

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

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

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

Program 3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Program 4

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

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

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

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

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

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

Program 5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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