String Quartets Op. 59, 74, 95
by Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet - Sheet Music

Item Number: 3765185
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String Quartets Op. 59, 74, 95
by Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet - Sheet Music

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Chamber Ensemble String Quartet (2 Violins, Viola, Violoncello)

SKU: HL.51480268

Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven. Edited by Paul Mies. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Pages: Vl I Part = 61 * Vl II Part = 60 * Va Part = 58 * Vc Part = 57. Classical. Softcover. 256 pages. G. Henle #HN268. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480268).

ISBN 9790201802688. UPC: 884088174644. 9.25x12.25x0.824 inches.

The five string quartets in this volume are generally designated as Beethoven's “middle quartets,” even though stylistically they do not all build a closed unit. More than three years lie between the inception of the three quartets op. 59 (1806) and the quartet op. 74 (1809/10). In the quartets op. 59, Beethoven sprinkled several Russian folksong themes – an homage to Prince Razumovsky, who had commissioned the works.This is why the pieces are often called the “Russian Quartets.” The next quartet, op. 74 in E flat major, was also given a nickname: thanks to extended pizzicato passages in the first movement, it is frequently called the “Harp Quartet.” The F minor Quartet op. 95, in turn, bears the autograph title “Quartett serioso.” All five quartets are mature masterworks which demand high interpretative and technical mastery.

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  • Beethoven: Quartet F major op. 59,1 [Rasumowsky] F major op. 59,1
  • Beethoven: Quartet C major op. 59,3 [Rasumowsky] C major op. 59,3
  • Beethoven: Quartet E minor op. 59,2 [Rasumowsky] e minor op. 59,2
  • Beethoven: Quartet f minor op. 95
  • Beethoven: Quartet E flat majeur op. 74 [Harp Quartet] E flat major op. 74