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String Quartets op. 59, 74, 95

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By Ludwig van Beethoven

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String quartet (Study Score)
Study Score. Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Edited by Paul Mies. This edition: Paperback/Soft Cover. Sheet music. Henle Study Scores. Pages: X and 147. Classical. Study score (paperbound). Op. 59, 74, 95. G. Henle #HN9268. Published by G. Henle (HL.51489268).

Item Number: HL.51489268

6.75x9.5 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 in the autograph title 'Quartett serioso.' All five quartets are mature masterworks which demand high interpretative and technical mastery.

  • 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 
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