Joseph Haydn: String Quartet No. 30 In E Flat Major Op. 33 No. 2 Hob III: 38 “The Joke” By Arod Quartet
A jocular piece by one of Austria’s finest
As one might expect from the title of this work, this is a quirky and joyful piece with a number of memorable passages. Haydn spent much of his time travelling, as he sought inspiration from what he saw. It’s likely that Scotland was the inspiration for these songs, as they have a similar feel to Haydn’s 150 Scottish Songs, with some jig-style writing and use of the pentatonic scale. Envision the glenn’s of Scotland to understand this work.