Linn Records has this week announced the release of the British-based Maxwell Quartet‘s new album: Joseph Haydn String Quartets Op. 71.
The disc features Haydn’s String Quartets Op. 71 Nos. 1, 2 and 3 – coupled with new quartet arrangements of a series of traditional Scottish folk tunes.
‘We’ve always loved Haydn’s string quartets since we began playing together … his music is full of joy, fun and energy …” violinist Colin Scobie has told The Violin Channel
“Haydn brings a lot of folk music into his quartets … and for us, growing up in Scotland we were surrounded by a strong folk music culture – and when we came to learn classical music, we heard every melody as a folksong, every rhythm as a dance …” he has said.
“We hope that people will enjoy exploring that connection with folk music in Haydn’s music … and maybe view his music through a slightly different lens!”
Joseph Haydn String Quartets Op. 71
Maxwell String Quartet
Label: Linn Records
Release Date: March 15, 2019