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Haydn: Quartet op. 33​/​2, "The Joke"

by Paul V. Miller

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I decided to record all the parts to Haydn's famous "Joke" quartet, experimenting with more sophisticated methods of synchronization and expression.

The "joke" happens at the very end of the last movement in a moment of rhetorical intensity that many musicologists have noted. But the entire quartet has a lighthearted spirit that seems optimistic and joyful. I hope you enjoy listening!

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released June 18, 2021

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Paul V. Miller Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Paul V. Miller is a performer, music theorist and musicologist. He has held principal positions in numerous historical instrument ensembles and is also active in the electronic music community. Miller seeks to unite old and new in innovative and unusual ways.

Miller holds degrees in music from the Eastman School of Music and Vassar College.
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