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String Quartet in A major, Op 9 No 6
composer
c1769; recorded from the 1790 Longman and Broderip edition

Recordings
'Haydn: String Quartets Op 9' (CDA67611)
Haydn: String Quartets Op 9
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Movement 1: Presto
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Movement 2: Menuetto
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Movement 3: Adagio
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Movement 4: Allegro
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String Quartet in A major, Op 9 No 6
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With its bounding opening Presto in 6/8 time and featherweight finale, the A major quartet that rounds off the Op 9 set is something of a jeu d’esprit. Hunting calls and musette drones give the first movement a delightful alfresco flavour. While the minuet is the most leisurely and galant of the six, the trio, in A minor, is the most sophisticated, quirkily irregular in its phrasing, and teasing the listener with silence and unexpected turns of harmony. The Adagio, a graceful bel canto aria underpinned by murmuring triplets, is yet another vehicle for Tomasini to display his sweet tone and refined taste. For his envoi Haydn writes a fleeting, frolicking Presto in binary dance form, plus a disproportionately long coda (21 bars out of a total of 53) that comically protracts the final cadence.

from notes by Richard Wigmore © 2007

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Details for CDA67611 disc 2 track 9
Presto
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-07-61121
Duration
5'19
Recording date
2 February 2007
Recording venue
St Paul's Church, Deptford, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Ben Turner
Recording engineer
Philip Hobbs
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  1. Haydn: String Quartets Op 9 (CDA67611)
    Disc 2 Track 9
    Release date: October 2007
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