Haydn: String Quartets Opp 71 & 74

Haydn wrote his six ‘Apponyi’ quartets in 1793, for performance during his second London visit the following year. This is a world in which the members of The London Haydn Quartet are very much at home, and they bring all their usual attentive enthusiasm to these masterpieces.

CDA68230  155 minutes 42 seconds (2 discs)
‘Slow movements have a natural lilt (the Andantino of Op 74 No 1 feels almost like a Mozart serenade), and there’s wit in play too: the elegant strut of Op 71 No 3’s Andante con moto is almost dandyis ...
‘There are moments where it's really stunning and I don't think it could have been done quite so well in any other way … wonderful stuff … something that's airbrushed into anonymity is not s ...