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String Quartets, Vol. VII, Op. 54 and Op. 55 (Tost Quartets)

Set of Parts

By Franz Joseph Haydn

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Chamber Ensemble String Quartet (2 Violins, Viola, Violoncello)
Set of Parts. Composed by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). Edited by James Webster. Sheet music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Classical. Softcover. 196 pages. G. Henle #HN211. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480211).

Item Number: HL.51480211

ISBN 9790201802114. 9.25x12.25x0.522 inches.

The chamber music world has been eagerly awaiting this - Haydn's string quartets are finally available in Henle Urtext quality! The last edition to be finished contains the String Quartets op. 54/55, sometimes also known as the "First Tost Quartets". Contrary to what the opus numbers might suggest, it is a cohesive cycle of six works. Mozart's influence is felt more deeply, the forms are more diverse and the first violin is every now and then required to do real acrobatics. In this volume in particular several treasures can be found that are not often played. We are delighted to be able to release this last volume in a total of twelve with its accompanying study edition.

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