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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfectly polished
A beautiful performance within the classical Central European tradition, a no-nonsense presentation of the late Haydn, strong and clear, without any excess, and still conveying emotions and temperament in just the right way. The full sound of the Takàcs quartet is decently transmitted to the CD.
Published on 22 July 2011 by Orjan Aspelund

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good playing - poor recording quality
The playing in this performance is good, if unexciting.

However, the recording sounds as if it has been recorded in a particularly echoey church, and to my mind this detracts seriously from the experience of listening to it.
Published 13 months ago by John Meakin


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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfectly polished, 22 July 2011
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Orjan Aspelund (Oslo, Norway) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Haydn: Six String Quartets, Op.76 (Audio CD)
A beautiful performance within the classical Central European tradition, a no-nonsense presentation of the late Haydn, strong and clear, without any excess, and still conveying emotions and temperament in just the right way. The full sound of the Takàcs quartet is decently transmitted to the CD.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Haydn by Takacs q, 26 Feb 2013
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That's just perfect, nothing else to say! Takacs quartet at their best. I also like Quatour Mosaiques as same as this recording.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely, 8 July 2013
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I discovered Haydn from watching a BBC documentary about his life and after buying a budget disc of his music I have now got many others but this is really lovely.Track 10 on disc one is the German national anthem and it must be the finest anthem in the world.It is sublime.Buy it you will not be sorry.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 10 Jan 2013
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Brian Butler "Brian the Bookman" (Bournemouth, UK) - See all my reviews
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An excellent recording and performance--among the very best available. The takacs quartet are consistently among the best ensembles recording today.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good playing - poor recording quality, 20 May 2013
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The playing in this performance is good, if unexciting.

However, the recording sounds as if it has been recorded in a particularly echoey church, and to my mind this detracts seriously from the experience of listening to it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Haydn Six String Quartets, 5 Aug 2012
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As a newcomer to Haydn's compositions I was delighted with this recording. It was everything I had hoped it would be. It was also promtly delivered.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought as a gift., 19 Dec 2013
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Told it was a wonderful gift ,very much enjoyed by the person it was sent to .An admirer of J.Hayden' music.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An era preserved, 29 July 2012
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If your ears are attuned to 1930s monophonic recordings and can see through the deficiencies of 78rpm records, then you will find yourself immersed in the mastery of these classic performances, played in a style perhaps more true to that of the first Viennese school than more modern performances.
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