Haydn - String Quartets op.76 nos 1-3

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Haydn - String Quartets op.76 nos 1-3

Chiaroscuro Quartet

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For the many people currently seeking solace in ‘lockdown listening’, few other genres offer the comforts of the string quartet, and few other composers rival the talents of Haydn – the ‘Father’ of the string quartet – in combining popular appeal with exquisite refinement and searching inwardness. Following their outstanding accounts of Haydn’s landmark Opus 20 Quartets on the BIS label, the truly international Chiaroscuro Quartet – led by star violinist Alina Ibragimova – now turn their attention to the first three of the same composer’s Opus 76 set. Begun in autumn 1796, a year after Haydn’s second triumphant visit to London, they represent... read more

For the many people currently seeking solace in ‘lockdown listening’, few other genres offer the comforts of the string quartet, and few other composers rival the talents of Haydn – the ‘Father’ of the string quartet – in combining popular appeal with exquisite refinement and searching inwardness. Following their outstanding accounts of H... read more

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