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Haydn: String Quartets Op. 64, Nos. 1, 2 and 3

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  • Audio CD (February 15, 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Naxos
  • ASIN: B0000013W3
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By Robin Friedman HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 29, 2004
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This budget-priced CD is part of a complete recording of the Haydn string quartets performed by the Kodaly Quartet of Budapest. It includes the first three quartets in Haydn's opus 64, which consists of 6 quartets. These are rather late works and were composed in 1790, just before Haydn's first visit to London. (i.e. the time of the "London" symphonies) There is no more accessible introduction to chamber music than the Haydn quartets. This CD is a delight in its variety and in the joy of making music.
The first quartet of the set, in C major, is serene and happy in character. The first movement is an allegro moderato which opens with a bouncy theme in the solo violin which is soon taken up by the entire quartet. There is counterpoint in the minor in the development, and the recapitulation, surprisingly, is extended and varies the exposition by shifting to the minor key just before the end. This quartet lacks a slow movement. The second movement is a minuet which features a whimsical theme in the cello. The third movement is a scherzo which is angular in character and slightly faster than the minuet. It consists of a lengthy theme which is repeated and embellished twice -- almost a variation movement. The finale is marked presto and features dramatic pauses and stops and a piping theme in the violin's high register. The movement and the quartet come to a sudden, quiet ending.
Although the first quartet lacks a slow movement, this lack is more than compensated in the lovely adagios in the second and third quartets on this CD.
The second quartet is in B-minor and is somber in character. The first movement, allegro spirituoso, opens with a short violin solo followed by a dramatic turn to the minor. The movement increases in intensity as it progresses.
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Haydn's Opus 64 quartets are extraordinary even by his exalted standards. I cannot resist quoting H C Robbins Landon at this point. Writing of the Notturni for the King of Naples, the great scholar comments, "There is also something of that special `1790' style in this music which reaches its glorious and melancholic climax in that unique set of quartets, Opus 64. In 1790 Haydn was lonely and isolated in the summery stillness of the last season (though no-one could guess that) at Eszterhaza. His mood is mirrored in his letters to Frau von Genzinger; it is also clearly reflected in the music of the last season. Perhaps the most striking example of this summery melancholy is found in the third Notturno of the second set . . . . we seem to be with Haydn in the garden of Eszterhaza on a hot summer's afternoon, watching the slow passing of huge white clouds above the yellow and green of the castle. The Prince is in Vienna, on his last journey as it turned out; the castle is half closed and the garden is empty. A profound sadness overcomes Haydn . . . . it is a magic moment which we are all privileged to share with this lonely man who filled this music of 1790 with a special mood which he never quite recaptured after his life became so different."

Each of the six quartets in Opus 64 is a bona fide masterpiece. Better still, Opus 64 / 2 is arguably the greatest adagio that the Master ever wrote with its undulating inner voices set against the first violin's endless melody - it is a Canticle of the Sun in B Major.

Lest you think me garrulous, I will be terse: these performances by the Kodaly Quartet are superlative. They are perfectly integrated as a team and flawlessly recorded. At this ridiculous price, you should not hesitate.
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