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Donald Macleod continues his story of the 'Father of the string quartet'. As Haydn slipped into retirement, he crowned his career with a series of grand public masterpieces but for his very last musical offering, he returned to his beloved string quartets.

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Fri 8 Jun 2012 18:30

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  • Joseph Haydn

    The Creation [Die Schopfung] H.21.2

    Performer: Maximilian SCHMITT - Tenor Performer: Rias Chamber Choir

    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • HMC 902039.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Quartet in B flat major Op.76`4 (Sunrise) for strings

    Performer: Takacs String Quartet

    • DECCA.
    • 4255-467 2.
  • Joseph Haydn

    The Seasons [Die Jahreszeiten]

    Performer: Austro Hungarian Haydn Orchestra Performer: Helmuth RILLING - Director Performer: John Mark AINSLEY - Tenor Performer: Neal DAVIES - Bass Performer: Simone NOLD - Soprano Performer: Vienna Singakademie

    • Hanssler.
    • 98-982.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Quartet in D minor Op.103 for strings [unfinished]

    Performer: Alcan String Quartet

    • Fleur de Lys.
    • FL23075.

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