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Penguin Guide, January 2009

While the other works here are also played with pleasing warmth and finesse, the highlight of the second Naxos disc of Op. 17 is the D major Quartet, which has a searching, aria-like slow movement, dominated by the principal violin, which is played most eloquently here. This is the last of the set, and appropriately the last to be recorded in this highly distinguished Naxos series. The recording balance is quite admirable.



Michael Jameson
BBC Music Magazine, December 1999

The Kodaly's Quartet's exploration of Haydn's 80-plus string quartets has given constant delight over recent years. Three of the Op.17 Quartets from 1771 now complete this budget odyssey, and it's fitting to honour the Kodaly's impressive achievement as among the best CDs of 1999. A worthy climax to a series that's already set new standards for modern-instrument Haydn quartet interpretation on CD.



Schwann Opus
November 1999

"It's taken a decade, but the wait has been worth it. With the recent arrival of Naxos 8.550854, containing three of Joseph Haydn's Opus 17 quartets, we now have a searching, accomplished and satisfying traversal on compact disc of the composer's 68 quartets, courtesy of the Budapest-based Kodaly Quartet.

Viewing the project as a whole, there is in the Kodaly's playing an irresistible combination of lilt, lift and energy - and brains."






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