Beethoven: String Quartet No. 1 in F major, Op. 18 No. 1 String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18 No. 4 Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 77 No. 1 in G major String Quartet, Op. 77 No. 2 in F major Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 12 String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13 Mozart: String Quartet No. 18 in A Major, K464 'Drum' String Quartet No. 19 in C major, K465 'Dissonance' Schubert: Sehnsucht D879 String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, D804 'Rosamunde'
Over the last decades recordings by Quatuor Mosaïques of the string quartets of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, amongst others, have been considered by many critics to be benchmarks as far as performance is concerned. For the first time five CDs that represent some of the best of these have been gathered together in a set. The music includes Haydn’s opus 77, Mozart’s K464 and 465, Beethoven’s opus 18 nos. 1 and 4, Schubert’s D879 and 804, and Mendelssohn’s opus 12 and 13