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HAYDN: String Quartet in C major, 'Emperor,', Op. 76, No. 3, HobIII:77

By Franz Joseph Haydn

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Composed by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). Instrumental Solo Part and CD. Published by Music Minus One (MO.MMOCD3133).

Item Number: MO.MMOCD3133

ISBN 1596151625. The Bedford String Quartet - Soloist: Nicholas Milton, 1st violin; Ensemble: Robert Zubrycki, 2nd violin; Kathleen Foster, viola; Arthur Fiacco, cello.

This third of six, the well-known 'Emperor' quartet, has a theme and variations subject of the slow movement which dories from a Croatian folk melody and was commissioned to be the Austrian National Anthem or 'Emperor's Hymn.' It became Haydn's personal favorite tune.

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.