performed from the Artaria edition published in Vienna in December 1787
The London Haydn Quartet turns to the six Op 50 quartets. More serious—intellectually taut—than the Op 33 ‘Russian’ quartets which they follow in Haydn’s output, these six ‘Prussian’ quartets dazzle in such committed performances as these.
CDA68122 148 minutes 51 seconds (2 discs)
MUSIC WEB INTERNATIONAL RECORD OF THE MONTH (JANUARY 2017)
‘These are stylish, faithful accounts of these six great quartets, and if you’ve been collecting the London Haydn Quartet’s ongoing Hyperion cycle, you needn’t hesitate’ (Gramophone) BBC Music Magazine The Observer