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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: 22 minutes 9 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 B flat major, Op 44 No 2
composer
1804

Allegro moderato  [10'27]
Adagio non tanto  [6'04]
Allegretto  [5'38]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
In the String Quartet in B flat major Op 44 No 2, in three movements, Gyrowetz is closer to Schubert than Haydn, especially in the first movement, indulging more in his tendency for unusual key changes and harmonic shifts, closer textures and more lyrical thematic material. The peace of the F major central slow movement is broken by the more dramatic mood of the central section in F minor. Gyrowetz returns to Classical roots for the jolly finale with its occasional attempt at Haydnesque humour.

from notes by Graham Melville-Mason © 2000

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