The Sacconi Quartet’s first release on their own label, voted Recording of the Month by MusicWeb International.
This recording features Haydn’s masterful opus 54 quartets complete. Written for virtuoso violinist and friend of Haydn’s Johann Tost, these quartets feature florid and virtuosic writing for all four parts - truly a conversation between four musical voices.
This outstanding performance from the young Sacconi Quartet captures Haydn at his best, from the breezy, energetic opening of quartet op 54/1, the high spirits of the first movement of op54/2, the tragic and sparse second movement, and the passionate and free op54/3.
’The Sacconis seem to perfectly understand every nuance, find exactly the right temp[o for each movement ... they play with a verve and style which is perfect for this composer.’ MusicWeb International