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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA67109
Recording details: March 1999
St Michael's Church, Highgate, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Arthur Johnson
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: November 2000
Total duration: 20 minutes 49 seconds

'The performances are superb, with neat, exciting playing … this disc cannot be recommended too highly' (Early Music Review)

'I enjoyed this release: it is quite a treat for the curious listener' (International Record Review)

‘Sheer delight. Anyone who enjoys Haydn should find himself happily at home in these works’ (Crisis, USA)

String Quartet in G major, Op 44 No 1
composer
1804

Allegro  [7'17]
Adagio  [4'27]
Presto  [4'23]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The String Quartet in G major Op 44 No 1 has an opening movement whose simple four-bar figure reappears throughout. The following Adagio in D major is conversation-like with its dotted rhythms and triplet passages. This quartet is marked by a minuet which could easily be mistaken for Haydn and the echoes of the finale of Haydn’s Quartet in G major (Op 77 No 1) of 1799 in relation to the concluding Allegro has been remarked upon.

from notes by Graham Melville-Mason © 2000

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