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String Quartets, Vol. IV, Op. 20 (Sun Quartets)

Set of Parts (Edition without fingering)

By Franz Joseph Haydn

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Chamber Ensemble String Quartet (2 Violins, Viola, Violoncello)
Set of Parts (Edition without fingering). Composed by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). Edited by Georg Feder. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Pages: Vl I Part = 39 * Vl II Part = 35 * Va Part = 35 * Vc Part = 31. Classical. Softcover. 144 pages. G. Henle #HN208. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480208).

Item Number: HL.51480208

ISBN 9790201802084. 9.25x12.25 inches.

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.

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  • Haydn: Quartet ['Sun Quartet'] A major op. 20,6 Hob. III:36 
  • Haydn: Quartet [Sun Quartet] D major op. 20,4 Hob. III:34 
  • Haydn: Quartet ['Sun Quartet'] g minor op. 20,3 Hob. III:33 
  • Haydn: Quartet ['Sun' Quartet] f minor op. 20,5 Hob. III:35 
  • Haydn: Quartet ['Sun Quartet'] E flat major op. 20,1 Hob. III:31 
  • Haydn: Quartet ['Sun Quartet'] C major op. 20,2 Hob. III:32 

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