The Eybler Quartet came together in late 2004 to explore the works of the first century of the string quartet, with a healthy attention to lesser known composers such as their namesake, Joseph Leopold Edler von Eybler. The group plays on instruments appropriate to the period of the music it performs. Violinists Julia Wedman and Aisslinn Nosky, and violist Patrick G. Jordan, are all members of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; Julia and Aisslinn are also members of I FURIOSI Baroque Ensemble. Cellist Margaret Gay is much in demand as both a modern and period instrument player. The group’s premiere recording of Eybler’s Op. 1 is also the world premiere recording of these pieces.
The sound of the strings is warm but not overly vibrated or assertive; the articulation is clear but not didactic; the tempos are beautifully chosen, the ensemble perfect, and the intonation absolutely pure. Early Music America Magazine, Summer 2013
|Johann Baptist Vanhal||Quartet in C Major, Op. 6, No. 3|
|Joseph Haydn||Quartet in B Minor, Op. 33, No. 1|
|Franz Asplmayr||Quartet in D Major, Op. 2, No. 2|
|Beethoven||Quartet Op. 18, No. 3|