Set of Parts (Edition without fingering). Composed by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). Edited by Georg Feder. String Quartets. Henle Music Folios. Pages: Vl I Part = 39 * Vl II Part = 35 * Va Part = 35 * Vc Part = 31. Softcover. 144 pages. G. Henle #HN208. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480208).
Item Number: HL.51480208
The study edition complements the parts of the String Quartets op. 20 that have already been published in Henle Urtext (HN 208); a new preface by Christin Heitmann provides illuminating background information. Haydn did not assign the nickname “Sun Quartets”: it alludes to an edition of the time, in which the title page was decorated with a rising sun. The Quartets op. 20 are the last series in a group of earlier string quartets, but are clearly ahead of their time. The demanding fugues which close three of the six quartets are a particular structural feature.