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String Quartet in A flat major, Op 44 No 3

composer
1804

 
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

Sis dans la tonalité relativement insolite de la bémol, le Quatuor à cordes op. 44 no 3 s’ouvre sur une invention thématique digne de Haydn, mais cette parenté ne dure que treize mesures – une brièveté caractéristique de la musique de Gyrowetz et qui lui valut, à l’époque, certaines critiques. La lyrique mélodie d’ouverture de l’Adagio introduit un mouvement dont l’atmosphère douce est bien préservée, même si, après le Menuetto, l’œuvre se clôt par un finale équestre animé, au rythme de galop.

extrait des notes rédigées par Graham Melville-Mason © 2000
Français: Hypérion

Das Quartett Op. 44 Nr. 3 steht in der relativ unüblichen Tonart As-Dur und beginnt mit thematischen Einfällen, die eines Haydn würdig wären, sich aber nach dreizehn Takten auf ungewohnteres Territorium begeben, was ihm seinerzeit einige Kritik einbrachte. Die lyrische Eröffnungsmelodie des Adagio leitet einen Satz ein, dessen sanfte Stimmung durchweg aufrechterhalten wird; im Anschluß an das Menuett wird das Werk von einem regen, in reiterlichem Rhythmus dahertrottenden Finale abgerundet.

aus dem Begleittext von Graham Melville-Mason © 2000
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

Recordings

Gyrowetz: String Quartets Op 44
CDA67109Archive Service

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

Track-specific metadata for CDA67109 track 10

Menuetto
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-00-10910
Duration
3'41
Recording date
3 March 1999
Recording venue
St Michael's Church, Highgate, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Arthur Johnson
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Gyrowetz: String Quartets Op 44 (CDA67109)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: November 2000
    Deletion date: October 2007
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