Poise and Freshness
Haydn, Mozart and Janácek
from the Jubilee String Quartet,
heard by MIKE WHEELER
Haydn's Op 33 set of string quartets are often considered to be where all the elements of his quartet style finally clicked into place. Even though No 1, in B minor, is generally the least larky of them, there is still a lively sense of fantasy, which found a ready response in the poise and freshness of the Jubilee Quartet's playing (Derby Chamber Music, Multi-Faith Centre, Derby University, Derby, UK, 5 December 2014). Their impressive unanimity was a particular strength in the runaway energy of the finale...
Copyright © 16 December 2014