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Discussion: Mozart: "Haydn" Quartets (I) - Prazak Quartet

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Post by Beagle January 4, 2008 (1 of 3)
Opening bars of Dissonance Quartet (sample from

Post by Beagle January 5, 2008 (2 of 3)
I squeezed enough footnotes into my review, here is another:

In 1796, a decade after Mozart wrote his 'Dissonanzen-kvartett', the frenchman Hyacinthe Jadin (1776-1800) wrote his own 'Quatuor dissonance': Quartuor n° 4 en mi bémol majeur pour deux violons, alto et basse, Op. 2/1. Obviously Jadin had been thinking about how Mozart began KV465 and the dramatic break in what comes after. Jadin more or less quotes Mozart's opening -- and then appends his own rather french quartet. I advise the curious to seek out this interesting "what if Mozart had been french?" alternative music. I know it only from the 1995 ASV/Gaudeamus "Jadin & Vachon: String Quartets from the Court of Versailles" disc, played by the 3rd incarnation of the Rasoumovsky Quartet -- but I recommend it.

Post by ramesh January 14, 2008 (3 of 3)
Anyone heard the Exton SACD of the Czech Philharmonic quartet in two of the Mozart quartets?