Haydn String Quartet in C, Op.76 no.3 "Kaiser"
III: Minuett. Allegro
This movement feels almost like a breath of fresh air within
this quartet. Wedged in amongst more serious movements, the
Minuet-Allegro provides a lighthearted several minutes of pure
relaxation. Even here, however, Haydn maintains some musical links
with other movements. The general melodic shape is similar to that
of the first movement. We even
have the same rising dotted rhythms - except this time they are
reversed, going short-long, short-long, short-long...
Hear this Movement
Recorded: in the TJHSST Auditorium on June 28, 1999
Violins: Michael Wilber, 1st; Laura Carr, 2nd;
Viola: Debdeep Maji;
Cello: Charles Han;
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