CHIAROSCURO: Haydn & Boccherini

Rembrant aged 22 chiaroscuro

On period instruments, quintets by the two composers, very often compared by their contemporaries in contrasting terms as representing different compositional tendencies and aesthetic worlds.
With Moshe Aron Epstein (classical flute), Ya’akov Rubinstein & Sharon Cohen (violins), Rachel Ringelstein (viola) and  Myrna Herzog (cello).
As said Jean-Baptiste Cartier, the famous violin master: “If God wanted to speak to men through music, He would do it with the works of Haydn, but if He himself wished to listen to music, He would choose Boccherini”.