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The London Haydn Quartet - Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 20 (2011) (Repost)

The London Haydn Quartet - Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 20 (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Cover + Digital Booklet | 160:18 | 729 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67877

One can never own enough recordings or hear enough performances of the Haydn string quartets. Not only did Haydn invent the quartet form, he was composing, even early in his career, at a level that no one else could even come close to matching, according to Classical Era authority, Charles Rosen. These Opus 20 'Sun Quartets' (so-called because of the drawing of a sun on the title-page of the original published edition) were among the eighteen early quartets Haydn wrote around 1770 in which he made a huge advance on what had previously been a form more like a divertimento; in so doing he more or less invented 'high classicism'.
The Salomon String Quartet - Haydn: Prussian Quartets Op.50 Nos 1-3 (1993)

The Salomon String Quartet - Haydn: Prussian Quartets Op.50 Nos 1-3 (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 01:15:18 min | Scans included | 344 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Hyperion

On 5 April 1784 Joseph Haydn wrote to the Viennese music publishers Artaria and Co accepting an offer of three hundred florins for a set of new string quartets, which he thought would be finished that July. In fact Artaria had to wait three years, until July 1787, before they received all six of the set that was to become known as Opus 50.
The Salomon String Quartet - Haydn: Prussian Quartets Op.50 Nos 4-6 (1993)

The Salomon String Quartet - Haydn: Prussian Quartets Op.50 Nos 4-6 (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 01:03:20 min | Scans included | 338 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Hyperion

On 5 April 1784 Joseph Haydn wrote to the Viennese music publishers Artaria and Co accepting an offer of three hundred florins for a set of new string quartets, which he thought would be finished that July. In fact Artaria had to wait three years, until July 1787, before they received all six of the set that was to become known as Opus 50.

Tátrai Quartet - Haydn: Six String Quartets Op. 64 (1986)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 6, 2019
Tátrai Quartet - Haydn: Six String Quartets Op. 64 (1986)

Tátrai Quartet - Haydn: Six String Quartets Op. 64 (1986)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:56:05 | 665 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hungaroton | Catalog: HCD 11838-39-2

These six quartets represent a high point of the Viennese classical style. In his later quartets, Haydn began traveling on the road to musical Romanticism and reached out to a large musical public. These magnificent pieces, on the other hand, have an intimacy, an elegance, and a generosity of spirit that make them very special, even given the almost unparalleled series of masterpieces that the Haydn quartets represent.

Tokyo String Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets Op. 76 (1994)  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at Oct. 7, 2019
Tokyo String Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets Op. 76 (1994)

Tokyo String Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets Op. 76 (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 623 Mb | Total time: 65:12+65:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # SB2K 53 522 | Recorded: 1978-1979

These quartets, Haydn's last great quartet collection, represent a peak of musical achievement that may have been equaled, but has never been surpassed. Haydn invented the string quartet way back in the 1750s, and by the time he came to write these works some 40 years later, his mastery was so natural and effortless that it's hardly noticeable. All you hear are the great tunes, dramatic surprises, fresh rhythms, and ever-new string textures. These immaculate performances by the Tokyo Quartet went a long way toward establishing it as one of the most exciting young string quartets to emerge in the past two decades, and they have been superbly recorded. A classic set, then, and essential listening.
Haydn - Collection Complette Des Quatuors, Op.9 (Festetics Quartet) [1999]

Haydn - Collection Complette Des Quatuors, Op.9 (Festetics Quartet) [1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 698 MB
Classical | Label: Arcana | Catalog Number: A411 | TT: CD1: 65’59, CD2: 70’01

Eclipsed by the slightly later Op. 20 quartets, Haydn's Op. 9 set (1769-70) has received a pretty raw deal from players and commentators alike. In The Great Haydn Quartets (Dent, 1986), Hans Keller praised the D minor, No. 4, as 'the first great string quartet in the history of music', but unceremoniously dismissed the five major-keyed works as 'boring'. True, the D minor stands apart from the others in its rhetorical power and mastery of development…
– Richard Wigmore, BBC Music Magazine
Trio Chausson - Haydn & Hummel: Piano Trios (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Trio Chausson - Haydn & Hummel: Piano Trios (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:31 minutes | 992 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Given the length of his career, the indefatigable Joseph Haydn lived through the multiple upheavals of the musical world between the mid-eighteenth and the early nineteenth centuries, confronting all the problems of a rapidly changing art in order to adapt his activity as a composer to the evolution of his era. Having been deputy then full Kapellmeister to the Esterházy princes since 1761, he was relieved of his duties at the court following the death of Prince Nicholas ‘the Magnificent’ in 1790, after almost thirty years of faithful service, though retaining his title.
The London Haydn Quartet - Joseph Haydn: String Quartets Opp 54 & 55 (2017) 2CDs

The London Haydn Quartet - Joseph Haydn: String Quartets Opp 54 & 55 (2017) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 750 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 355 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68160 | Time: 02:33:13

Haydn wrote the six quartets of Opp 54 and 55 in 1788, by now a celebrated composer across Europe and still opera Kapellmeister at Esterházy. These period instrument players, whose very name declares their affinity for Haydn, excel in the latest in their Hyperion series. Ever spry in fast movements, faultless in dexterity and intonation, they find a special warmth of feeling in the slower moments: the songful Adagio Cantabile of Op 55 No 1, the puzzling, melancholy Andante of Op 55 No 2, the dark, hymn-like first bars of Op 54 No 2’s Adagio, out of which the violin soars in almost improvised, bluesy reverie. Too many pleasures to enumerate. Try for yourself.
Doric String Quartet - Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op.76 (2016) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Doric String Quartet - Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op.76 (2016) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 640 Mb | Artwork included | 02:26:59
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10886

This is the second volume in the Doric String Quartet’s series devoted to Haydn’s String Quartets. Op. 76 turned out to be the last full set of six string quartets that Haydn was to compose. While they were written over the period 1796-97, they were not published until 1799. They had been commissioned by Count Joseph Erdödy, and such arrangements often entailed, as in this case, a period of time during which the works were reserved for that person’s exclusive use and enjoyment. The composition of Op. 76 coincided with Haydn’s work on Die Schöpfung and the first few of the six masses which Haydn wrote for the name day of Princess Maria Hermenegild Esterházy, and one can readily imagine that such compositional preoccupations rubbed off onto the composition of the quartets. However, that cannot be equated with a particular predominant ‘opus character’, a feature of some of Haydn’s previous sets. Rather – like Op. 20, also recently recorded by the Doric String Quartet (CHAN10831(2)) – the quartets seem to be most remarkable for their sheer variety.
Festetics Quartet - Haydn: The Complete String Quartets (2014) [19CDs]

Festetics Quartet - Haydn: The Complete String Quartets (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 6,53 Gb | Total time: 23h 30 min | Digital booklet (PDF)
Classical | Label: Arcana | # A378 | Recorded: 1993-2006

Recorded in Budapest between 1993 and 2006, this complete set of the Haydn String Quartets performed by the Festetics Quartet represents the most challenging project accomplished by Michel Bernstein, the mythical founder of Arcana who died a few months after the recording of the very last volume. For the first time in a boxed set, this monumental achievement is the first and only complete on period instruments and features the complete 58 string quartets authenticated by the composer for the great Artaria edition, making a total of 19 CDs put in chronological order. A reference edition, enriched by the detailed essay signed by the Hungarian musicologist László Somfai, one of the most eminent Haydn scholars. The Festetics have extensively studied Haydn’s original quartet manuscripts, and have relied heavily on László Somfai.