HAYDN: String Quartet in B-flat major, 'Sunrise,' Op. 76, No. 4, HobIII:78 composed by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). For violin. Instrumental Solo Part and CD. Published by Music Minus One (MO.MMOCD3134).
The 'Sunrise,' Haydn's fourth quartet in the op. 76 set, gets its popular name because, in the opening Allegro, the first violin rises slowly out of the sustained harmonies of its accompaniment to announce the principal theme - just as the sun rises out of the East, as it were.
Contains a high-quality printed solo part and a compact disc featuring the quartet in split-channel stereo with the violinist on the right channel; then again in an accompaniment version minus the solo violin part.