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Haydn : String Quartets, Op. 50 - W. Dean Sutcliffe

Haydn

String Quartets, Op. 50

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Published: 11th May 1992
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The Op. 50 string quartets contain some of the purest writing Haydn ever accomplished. In this first full account of the six quartets, Dean Sutcliffe evaluates the Op. 50 in relation to Haydn's more frequently performed quartets and considers their relevance to Haydn's wider output. Each quartet is discussed in detail. The background to these works includes a brief history of the string quartet and an assessment of Haydn's earlier works in this genre and of his role at Esterhaza. The description of the composition and publication of the Op. 50 quartets is based on the evidence of Haydn's surviving letters and the recently discovered autograph copies of nos. 3 to 6--a discovery that is vividly documented here for the first time.

' ... the author is able to relate this comparatively neglected part of the Haydn quartet literature to the rest of the composer's work and so produce a mongoraph which many should find interesting.' Musical Times

List of illustrations
Preface
Origins of the genre
Development of the genre
Kapellmeister at Esterhaza
Genesis
The story of the autographs
Critical reception
Design
The individual works
Notes
Select bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521399951
ISBN-10: 0521399955
Series: Cambridge Music Handbooks
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 11th May 1992
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.62 x 13.82  x 0.74
Weight (kg): 0.09