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Variations in F minor (Sonata), Hob.XVII:6

By Franz Joseph Haydn

Piano solo - Henle Level 6-7
Composed by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). Edited by Sonja Gerlach. Henle Music Folios. Classical. Softcover. 20 pages. G. Henle #HN912. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480912).

Item Number: HL.51480912

9.25x12.25 inches.

Haydn's last piano work is also considered to be his most famous single work for this instrument. The minor theme is filled with emotional depth: a melancholy andante in F minor, with variations, as only a genius can do them, that almost sounds like a free fantasia; (thus described in a review of the time). The form is also demanding: not merely one theme but two – one in a major key, the other in a minor one – are varied in turn. The autograph gives one to believe that the work was originally intended to be the first movement of a sonata. This single edition has been taken from the recently revised volume of Piano pieces; (HN 224) and furnished with a detailed commentary. Henle also recently published a facsimile of Haydn's autograph of the Variations in F minor: HN 3218.

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  • 2017-06-05 17:27:13.0 Excellent transcription

    The book has very high quality paper and the text and music very good. I only wish it could have some explanations of the dirrerent trills and adornments. I´ve heard various interpretations and nobody plays them the same.

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