The Op. 33 String Quartets were written by Joseph Haydn in the summer and Autumn of 1781 for the Viennese publisher Artaria, and its recordings are more than we can count. The London Haydn Quartet is rapidly developing a reputation as being one of the most innovative and exciting quartets around the classical world. Described by The Times as ‘playing with clarity and character’, they specialise in Haydn, playing with classical bows and gut strings. The ensemble’s delicacy of nuance and sensitivity to harmonic color, treating the listener as a privileged eavesdropper” (Gramophone).