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Penguin Guide, January 2009

HAYDN: String Quartets Op. 76, Nos. 1- 3 8.550314
HAYDN: String Quartets Op. 76, Nos. 4 - 6 8.550315
HAYDN: String Quartets Nos. 61-63 8.550129

The Kodály Quartet…are fully worthy of the composer’s inexhaustible invention and make a splendid bargain recommendation. Their playing brings a joyful pleasure in Haydn’s inspiration and there is not the slightest suspicion of over-rehearsal or of routine: every bar of the music springs to life spontaneously, and these musicians’ insights bring an ideal combination of authority and warmth, emotional balance and structural awareness.

CD Review

"perfectly natural virtuosity, the sheer musicality adding zest to Haydn's witty invention"

BBC Music Magazine

"The Emperor Quartets and the Sunrise Quartets ...receive performances of exceptional insight and brilliance...and the Naxos recordings too provide superb sound quality throughout."


"Naxos has done it again; fine performances of great music in good modern digital recording at minuscule price"

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