Jan 07, · The Quatuor Mosaiques' recordings of Haydn's string quartet are in the category of "very special and highly desirable" due to their excellence of all aspects - well-studied and impeccable performances, outstanding recording balance along with a life-like vividness and clarity of instruments (important for listening carefully to quartet playing)/5(8).
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The brief slow introduction that prefaces the D major Quartet, Op 71 No 2, is a feature unique to Haydn’s mature string quartets. That introduction, with its twofold octave drop for the first violin in its opening bars, subtly anticipates the Allegro’s energetic main subject, which has falling octave leaps for .