- Haydn, String Quartet Op. 20 number 3
Joseph Haydn made huge contributions to the string quartet literature. By the standards of the 1700’s he lived to a very old age, had an amazing sense of humor, and often included this humor in his music. And the large number of quartets that he left us, set a standard on which the succeeding music of Mozart and Beethoven were built.
I am always “on the prowl” for new groups of music makers. I like to listen to and read about young new instrumentalists, orchestra, and chamber music groups. I will be going to a string quartet concert next month, and on the program is Haydn’s quartet Op. 20, number 3. So I searched the Net today, to see if I could locate the group I will hear performing this music. I was unsuccessful in locating the specific group that I will be hearing in February. However… I came across another chamber music group called the….
- Gémeaux Quartett
The quartet members are:
- Yu Zhuang, Violine
- Manuel Oswald, Violine
- Sylvia Zucker, Viola
- Matthijs Broersma, Violoncello
Read more about them HERE.
While I found no CD or DVD recording by Gémeaux of the music that I will hear, I want to share their performance that I located on YouTube, because I found their playing to be spirited and excellent:
Here is the Haydn Op. 20 number 3, first movement:
And now the fourth movement:
Tags: Gémeaux Quartett , Haydn quartet, Op. 20 number 3