String Quartets, Opp. 42, 50 and 54 (Dover Chamber Music Scores) (Paperback)
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Over a 50-year period, Haydn composed more than 80 string quartets featuring a range and variety of structural invention exceeded only by Beethoven's works. In this volume, the composer's mastery of the form is strikingly evident, particularly in the six popular and much-recorded Prussian Quartets.
This volume contains the full scores of:
Op. 42, in D minor (composed in 1785)
Op. 50, Nos. 1-6 (Prussian Quartets, composed in 1787 and dedicated to the Prussian King Friederich Wilhelm II)
Op. 54, Nos. 1-3 (First set of Tost Quartets composed c.1788 and dedicated to the merchant Johann Tost)
Large, readable noteheads, ample margins for notations, opaque paper and permanent binding make this a fundamental addition to music libraries and musicians' repertories.
About the Author
Austrian composer Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), one of the most prolific and prominent musicians of the Classical era, wrote in every genre. Friend to Mozart and teacher of Beethoven, he standardized the four-movement structure of the quartet, the form for which he is best known.