[ Sony Classical Masters / 5 CD Box Set ]
Release Date: Saturday 20 January 2018
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Containing some of the most exciting writing for string quartet during the Classical period, this 5 CD boxset brings together immaculate performances by the Tokyo String Quartet of great works by Haydn and Mozart. A particular highlight is Haydn's last great quartet collection, the Erdody Quartets, representing a real peak of musical achievement.
"Stoltzman's is a serious and thoughtful performance." (Gramophone on the Mozart Quintet)
"(A) romantic approach at generally broader speeds, with phrasing more heavily underlined in characteristically full flute tone." (Gramophone on the Galway Mozart Quartets)
Haydn: String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, Hob. III:75
Haydn: String Quartet No. 2 in D Minor, Hob. III:76 "Fifths"
Haydn: String Quartet No. 3 in C Major, Hob. III:77 "Emperor"
Haydn: String Quartet No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Hob. III:78 "Sunrise"
Haydn: String Quartet No. 5 in D Major, Hob. III:79
Haydn: String Quartet No. 6 in E-Flat Major, Hob. III:80
Mozart: String Quintet No. 3 in C major, K515
Mozart: Mozart String Quintet No. 4 in G Minor, K. 516
Mozart: Quartet in F Major, K. 370 (368b)
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major, K581
Tokyo String Quartet
Mozart: Flute Quartets Nos 1 - 4