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String Quartets, Vol. VI, Op. 42 and Op. 50 (Prussian Quartets)

By Franz Joseph Haydn

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String Quartet (Study Score)
Composed by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). Edited by James Webster. Study Score. Softcover. 146 pages. G. Henle #HN9210. Published by G. Henle (HL.51489210).

Item Number: HL.51489210

6.75x9.5 inches.

The volume opens with something unusual: opus 42 is a single work, short and surprisingly easy to play; Haydn described it as “something small and with only 3 pieces.” The Quartets op. 50, including the so-called Frog Quartet, are dedicated to the Prussian king Friedrich Wilhelm II, who was a talented cellist. Even though the solo at the beginning of opus 50,1 is meant as joke, there are some good passages for cellists.

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