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Label:
  Avex-classics - http://www.avexnet.or.jp/classics/
Serial:
  AVCL-25021 (3 discs)
Title:
  Mozart: The "Haydn" String Quartets - Quartetto Classico
Description:
  Mozart: String Quartets KV387, KV421, KV428, KV458 "Hunt", KV464 "Drum", KV465 "Dissonance"

Quartetto Classico
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Genre:
  Classical - Chamber
Content:
  Stereo
Media:
  Hybrid
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Reviews: 1

Review by stvnharr February 1, 2005 (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
I purchased this set of the Quartets dedicated to Haydn thinking that this was another one of the East German reissues by Avex Classics. The Avex reissue of early Mozart Quartets I found to be quite good, and I expected much the same here. However much to my surprise when I received the set I learned that this was a brand new recording by a Japanese Quartet, Quartetto Classico. The playing is quite good on all 6 quartets. The recording is somewhat closely miked, giving a fairly close and up front sound, but not too close. However the overall recorded sound is still a notch below the fine Lyrinx recording of the Quintets. And the price for this set makes the Lyrinx set seem like a bargain. However, this is the only set of the Quartets dedicated to Haydn on sacd at the moment. Overall this is a fine set of recordings, and worthy of a listen.

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Works: 6  

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - String Quartet No. 14 in G major, K. 387
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - String Quartet No. 15 in D minor, K. 421/417b
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - String Quartet No. 16 in E flat major, K. 428/421b
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - String Quartet No. 17 in B flat major, K. 458 "The Hunt"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - String Quartet No. 18 in A major, K. 464
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - String Quartet No. 19 in C major, K. 465 "Dissonant"