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  Haydn: String Quartets Op. 50 Nos. 3, 5 & 6 - Prazak Quartet
  Haydn: String Quartet in E flat major Op. 50 No. 3, String Quartet in F major Op. 50 No. 5 " The Dream", String Quartet in D major Op. 50 No. 6 "The Frog"

Prazak Quartet
Track listing:
  Classical - Chamber
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Reviews: 2

Review by krisjan November 6, 2009 (9 of 9 found this review helpful)
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Review by canonical July 28, 2010 (1 of 6 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:  
Having just been disappointed with the Praga Digitals Kocian Quartet: ...

Smetana, Sibelius: String Quartets - Kocian Quartet

... as I opened the wrapper on this Praga Digitals recording ... this time not the Kocian Quartet ... but now the Prazak Quartet ... I must admit I was rather nervous about what was to unfold. But - nothing to worry about here ...


Splendid. The Prazak Quartet's performance is polished, refined, and thoroughly professional throughout. Looking through my collection, I see I have been very impressed with another SACD of theirs:

Penderecki: Piano Sextet, Chamber Music - Prazak Quartet (on my recommended list)

And this one is a splendid performance too ...


Very clean sound - but a bit overly reverberant and shrill for my liking. I find the quality of sound of the (analog) Quartetto Italiano Haydn recordings

Haydn, Beethoven: String Quartets - Quartetto Italiano

to be far more natural. But this is minor quibble in a fine recording. Recommended.

Programme notes: tiny font - too much eye strain to read

SuperJewel box: No (old CD box)
Recording: Pure DSD

Performance: 4
Sound quality: 4

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Works: 3  

Joseph Haydn - String Quartet No. 46 in E flat major, Hob. III:46 Op. 50 No. 3 (Prussian)
Joseph Haydn - String Quartet No. 48 in F major, Hob. III:48 Op. 50 No. 5 (Prussian) "The Dream"
Joseph Haydn - String Quartet No. 49 in D major, Hob. III:49 Op. 50 No. 6 (Prussian) "The Frog"