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Hummel: Three String Quartets, Op. 30 - Delme String Quartet; Galina Solodchin (viola); John Trusler (violin); John Underwood (viola); Jonathan Williams (cello);...
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  1. String Quartet No. 1 in C major, Op. 30/1
  2. String Quartet No. 2 in G major, Op. 30/2
  3. String Quartet No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 30/3
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It is certainly unfair to judge Johann Nepomuk Hummel's modest String Quartets, Op. 30, against Beethoven's incalculably greater oeuvre, but any consideration of these works inevitably leads to comparisons. Hummel's conservative and inoffensive quartets go no further than the models established by Haydn and Mozart, and while Beethoven's developments of the form in the Op. 18 quartets were probably known to Hummel, he could not have been expected to absorb or use them, indeed, the magnitude of Beethoven's accomplishments ...

Hummel: Three String Quartets, Op. 30 1993, Hyperion

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