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6 Sonatas Hob. VI:1-6

String Duo

By Franz Joseph Haydn

Violin and Viola
String Duo. Composed by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). Edited by Andreas Friesenhagen. Sheet music. Henle Music Folios. Pages: VI and 49. Classical. Softcover. G. Henle #HN216. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480216).

Item Number: HL.51480216

9.25x12.25 inches.

The title 'Solo per il Violino' which Haydn gave these sonatas in his 'Entwurf-Katalog' (the handwritten catalogue he maintained of his own works), already gives us an indication: it is only the violin which is treated as a solo instrument in these six sonatas - the viola has an accompanying role. Haydn might have written these 'soli' for himself; but they also might have been for Luigi Tomasini, the 'first violinist' at Esterhazy's court. Today these duos enjoy great popularity, particularly for teaching purposes. We are now proud to present the definitive Henle edition following the text in the Complete Edition of Haydn's Works - with the addition of specially composed cadenzas.?

  • Haydn: Sonata in E flat Hob. VI:5 
  • Haydn: Sonata in B flat Hob. VI:3 
  • Haydn: Sonata in F Hob. VI:1 
  • Haydn: Sonata in D Hob. VI:4 
  • Haydn: Sonata in A Hob. VI:2 
  • Haydn: Sonata C major Hob. VI:6 
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  • 5

    Jim Bump
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  • 2009-04-09 00:00:00.0 Haydn Violin and Viola Duets

    Henle Editions are always worth their extra cost. Here's a thoughtful layout and and accurately edited and printed score. (How refreshing!) The violin part can be difficult, and the viola part much easier, each perfect for my very skilled violinist friend and for my own intermediate viola skills.

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