House of the Rising Sun: Haydn's Op. 20 String Quartets
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, New York, NY 10023, USA
Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): String Quartet in D Major, Op. 20/No. 4
Haydn: String Quartet in A Major, Op. 20/No. 6
Haydn: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20/No. 2
Haydn's first major set of string quartets was published with a big sun on the title page - and indeed these works would prove to be the dawn of the String Quartet genre as we know it. Diderot String Quartet travels back in time to go toe-to-toe with three of these six masterworks — later nicknamed the "Sun" quartets — which continue to delight with their groundbreaking adventurousness and excellent humor.