The Budapest String Quartet
Beethoven and Haydn Recital
BRIDGE 9067


$ 14.99
Best of Year - FI Magazine

An august musicologist recently wrote that "there were only two 'fabulous foursomes' during the twentieth century- The Beatles, and The Budapest String Quartet." The recordings on this disc are being released for the first time ever, and showcase the legendary Budapest at their youthful peak- 1940 and 1941- in performances of Haydn's "Lark" and Op. 76, No. 5 quartets. For sheer intensity, it is hard to imagine finer performances that these stunning "in-concert" readings.

In addition, the members of the Budapest are joined by pianist Mieczyslaw Horszowski for a luminous account of Beethoven's Op. 16 piano quartet- a performance given in 1955. This disc is a "must have" for serious fans of the great chamber music traditions in our century!

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Haydn: Quartet in D, Op. 64, No.5
Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat, Op.16
HaydnQuartet in D, Op. 76, No. 1 in G
Haydn: Rondo all'Ongarese from Trio No. 1 in G major

The Budapest String Quartet
Mieczyslaw Horszowski, piano

BRIDGE 9067