Allegro from "Quinten" Quartet
Op. 76, No. 2
By Franz Joseph Haydn / arr. Brendan McBrien
Highland String Orchestra
This Haydn quartet movement is a powerful example of the "Storm and Stress" style (Sturm und Drang) favored by the composer in many of his famous symphonies. Set in the dark key of D minor, rhythmic and harmonic agitation propel the music forward as Haydn develops its four-note theme through a variety of methods. Both musicians and audience will be captivated by this chamber music masterpiece set for string orchestra with an added bass part to strengthen its harmonic movement, making this the perfect concert or contest closer for your orchestra.
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