The Legacy Of Haydn


01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20140401New Generation Artists the Danish String Quartet open this series in homage to Haydn and his legacy with the 'Sunrise Quartet from his Op 76 alongside one of the famous set of quartets Mozart dedicated to the great master of this genre. The concert was given at the Perth Concert Hall.

Haydn: String Quartet in B flat major, Op 76 No 4

Mozart: String Quartet in D minor, K421

Danish String Quartet.

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20140402The Chiaroscuro Quartet celebrate Haydn with a performance of one of his landmark 'Sun' quartets, Op 20, alongside Mozart's E flat Quartet, which he described as 'the fruits of a long and laborious effort' in his attempt to emulate the great master of the genre.

Haydn: Quartet in C, Op 20 No 2

Mozart: Quartet in E flat, K428

Chiaroscuro Quartet.

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20140403New Generation Artists, the Apollon Musagete Quartet, pay homage to Haydn in this series highlighting his legacy to future composers. Performing at the Perth Concert Hall, they present the D major Quartet from his later set, Op 71, alongside Beethoven's second 'Rasumovsky' Quartet in E minor, which shocked audiences and players alike at its first performance. 'They are not for you but for a later age' the composer is said to have responded to his critics.

Haydn: Quartet in D, Op 71 No 2

Beethoven: Quartet in E minor Op 59 No 2 'Rasumovsky'

Apollon Musagete Quartet.

04 LASTRadio 3 Lunchtime Concert20140404New Generation Artists, the Signum Quartet,round off this week in homage to Haydn and his legacy with one of his last quartets paired with the ground-breaking C major Quartet by Mozart nicknamed the 'Dissonance' because of its tense and chromatic opening. This concert was recorded at the Perth Concert Hall.

Haydn: String Quartet in D, Op 76 No 2

Mozart: String Quartet in C, K465 'Dissonance'

Signum Quartet.