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Haydn and Mozart Quartets

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. 

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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