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Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
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'A well-balanced texture bringing poignancy to slow movements and virtuoso flourishes to faster ones' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
'This is a splendid piece and all the other quartets offer the same mix of action-packed counterpoint and graceful melodies with the USP of some spectacular bassoon parts played almost implausibly well by Peter Whelan' (Early Music Review)» More
It seems likely that the Quartet in F major for horn, oboe, violin and continuo might have been inspired by similar works by Stölzel; the Hofkapelle library in Dresden includes a set of eight such works (copied in pairs). It might seem strange to combine a horn with oboe and violin, but in fact the natural horn was renowned as much for the suave quality of its sound as for its ability to carry across the hunting field.