JOHANN GEORG ALBRECHTSBERGER (1736-1809): String Quartets, Op. 7, Nos. 4-6.
Catalogue Number: 02J035
Reference: HCD 32495
Description: The first three quartets of this opus number were published in Bratislava in 1789; these were recorded from manuscripts in Hungarian National Library. Unlike the majority of Albrechtsberger's compositions - which were fugues, written for all kinds of instrumental combinations - these were not fugal quartets (although they are not devoid of counterpoint). Conservative, they could have been written 20 years earlier, and will appeal to those interested in the early period of the genre. Authentic Quartet.