String Quartet in G major, Op. 77, No. 1: I. Allegro moderato
String Quartet in G major, Op. 77, No. 2: I. Allegro Moderato
String Quintet in Eb major, K. 614: II. Andante
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Three late works by the masters of Viennese classicism are presented on Haydn & Mozart, the new CD from Canada’s Rosebud Quartet and violist Steven Dann (Leaf Music LM252 leaf-music.ca).
The CD has been getting frequent airplay on CBC Radio, and with good reason, all aspects of the release being of exceptional quality. The Haydn works are his two String Quartets in G Major Op.77 No.1 and F Major Op.77 No.2, apparently originally intended as part of a set of six. They are his last complete works in the medium, two later middle movements of an unfinished D minor quartet being published as Op.103.
Dann joins the quartet for Mozart’s String Quintet in E-flat Major K614, the last of his six and from April 1791, just eight months before his death.
Beautifully recorded at Quebec’s Domaine Forget, it’s an outstanding disc.