Listen to the haunting melancholy of the first movement of the Fminor quartet and the challenging fugue of the last movement, all beautifully done and emotionally rich, to dispel any stereotype that can accompany the appelation "Papa Haydn."
The opus 33, which he wrote after a ten-year hiatus, according to the booklet, is called "The Bird" and its lightheartedness is certainly a contrast in mood to the Fminor. The players perform it with the utmost charm and grace.
The opus 76 work represents Haydn at his most experienced and mature, using all of his mastery from decades of writing quartets. All in all, these are gorgeous works brilliantly played with emotion and clarity by the Jerusalem Quartet.