String Quartets Book V op. 33 (Russian Quartets)

Editor: Georg Feder, Sonja Gerlach
Preface: Christin Heitmann

66.95 $

Urtext Edition, paperbound

Pages: 131 (V, 41, 31, 27, 27), Size 23,5 x 31,0 cm
Order no. HN 209 · ISMN 979-0-2018-0209-1

Haydn allowed about ten years to pass before composing a new cycle of string quartets after opus 20: the so-called “Russian Quartets”. This is the first series of quartets that we know he wrote with publication in mind. “They are in a completely new and special manner”, he wrote in several letters, and he was certainly not just referring to the fact that “Scherzi” replaced the minuets for the first time. Music lovers particularly appreciate the melodic ideas; thus the rich ornamentation of the main motif of op. 33,3, gave the quartet its nickname “Bird Quartet”.

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  • String Quartet (Russian Quartet) b minor op. 33,1 Hob. III:37
  • String Quartet (Russian Quartet) E flat major op. 33,2 Hob. III:38
  • String Quartet (Bird Quartet) C major op. 33,3 Hob. III:39
  • String Quartet (Russian Quartet) B flat major op. 33,4 Hob. III:40
  • String Quartet (Russian Quartet) G major op. 33,5 Hob. III:41
  • String Quartet (Russian Quartet) D major op. 33,6 Hob. III:42