4 Dec 2014

Critic's Chair: Doric String Quartet

From The Critic's Chair, 12:00 pm on 4 December 2014

Doric Haydn for webHAYDN: String Quartets Op 20
Doric String Quartet
(Chandos CHAN 10831/32)

Peter Mechen reviews the latest recording from the Doric String Quartet, who you may have seen during their New Zealand tour earlier this year. He tells Hannah Sassman about this 2-disc set of Haydn's Opus 20 String Quartets, and explains why out of the many works Haydn wrote for the instrumentation, these works will make you sit up and listen.