String Quartets Op 20
- Format: CD
For some, challenging the popular ranking of the string quartets of Joseph Haydn might seem pedantic and snobbish. Nonetheless, as with his symphonies, a far too small selection of this group of works has been able to secure a place in the repertoire of ensembles and in the catalogues of record companies. This disc by the Schuppanzigh Quartet, one of the most renowned quartets performing on historical instruments, aims to document the significance of Haydn's string quartets by focusing on the lesser-known works from among the sixty-eight masterpieces Haydn has left us.