Started by Jo498, September 25, 2014, 09:44:05 AM
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Quote from: Jo498 on September 20, 2021, 09:17:17 AM[...]My favorite HIP quartet Haydn are probably the anthologies with the Schuppanzigh Q (and Mosaiques opp. 76+77) but I find the Festetics certainly worthwhile and for op.9,17,50 better.
Quote from: Que on September 21, 2021, 10:55:17 PMNext to the Festetics my other favourite is the Schuppanzigh Qt, hat tip Gurn.
Quote from: Jo498 on September 21, 2021, 11:29:42 PMFestetics had few recordings already on hungaroton/harmonia mundi (I think op.9 and 64) before their Arcana recordings. I think the problem was that the founder/director of Arcana, Michel Bernstein, died 2006, so some of their recordings were not well distributed for some time (I actually grabbed two or three volumes cheaply around that time, but the apparently were leftovers). But ~2009 they reappeared (I bought another volume then)
Quote from: Jo498 on September 22, 2021, 01:23:52 PMI think the 7 LW were introuvable when I got the other (Arcana) Festetics issues, so I went with the Mosaiques in that case and I also have the Cherubini and the Amadeus Q. While it is a fascinating and unique work, it's not even the original version of that piece, and I never quite understood why it seems to be more often recorded than most real Haydn quartets and the original orchestral version.
Quote from: hvbias on September 22, 2021, 01:51:20 PMI would rank them as orchestral, string quartet and a very distant third the piano. I never bothered to hear it up until more recently; as you say not the original version, struck me as just a purely monetary commission (not that there is anything wrong with that!) and rarely do I hear string quartet reductions that are that interesting.
Quote from: aligreto on September 25, 2021, 06:17:04 AM I much prefer a more genteel and poised approach to this music.
Quote from: DavidW on September 22, 2021, 04:02:10 AMI'll have to give Schuppanzigh's Haydn a try then.
Quote from: The new erato on September 29, 2021, 02:39:23 AMYou are welcome to that of course, but I feel quite strongly that you are mistaking Haydn for Mozart. I never felt they had much in common except for living at the same time.
Quote from: aligreto on September 25, 2021, 06:18:14 AMThere is a dissertation there somewhere; Haydn early string quartets - bucolic or genteel? This questions some of my long held conceptions of this music. Taking the Classical Musical Snobbery out of it, why not?
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