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String Quartet in A flat major, Op 44 No 3
composer
1804

Recordings
'Gyrowetz: String Quartets Op 44' (CDA67109)
Gyrowetz: String Quartets Op 44
Details
Movement 1: Allegretto moderato
Track 8 on CDA67109 [6'16] Archive Service
Movement 2: Adagio
Track 9 on CDA67109 [5'46] Archive Service
Movement 3: Menuetto
Track 10 on CDA67109 [3'41] Archive Service
Movement 4: Allegro
Track 11 on CDA67109 [7'18] Archive Service

String Quartet in A flat major, Op 44 No 3
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The String Quartet in A flat major Op 44 No 3 is in the relatively unusual key of A flat and opens with thematic invention worthy of Haydn, but which departs after some thirteen bars along less related paths, a feature of his music which brought him some criticism at the time. The lyrical opening melody of the Adagio introduces a movement whose gentle mood is well sustained throughout while, following the Menuetto, the work is rounded off by a busy, rhythmically lolloping equestrian finale.

from notes by Graham Melville-Mason © 2000

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