ADALBERT GYROWETZ (1763-1850): String Quartets in D, Op. 13/1, in E Flat, Op. 29/1 & in G, Op. 29/2.
Catalogue Number: 05O040
Reference: 777 770-2
Description: If you enjoyed this groups pair of Pleyel quartet discs, you'll certainly want this new one of music from the late 1790s by this Bohemian composer who was a friend of Mozart and Haydn. As the quartet's violist points out in his notes, there are Haydn influences in the Op. 29 quartets but also elements that look forward to Beethoven and even Schubert while also maintaining the virtuosic concertante roles for each player which were so popular at the time. Pleyel Quartet Köln.