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String Quartets Book 4 Op. 20 Parts

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Department: Chamber - String Quartet

Publisher: Henle

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This study edition complements the parts of the String Quartets op. 20 that have already been published in Henle Urtext (HN 208); a new preface by Christin Heitmann provides illuminating background information. Haydn did not assign the nickname “Sun Quartets”: it alludes to an edition of the time, in which the title page was decorated with a rising sun. The Quartets op. 20 are the last series in a group of earlier string quartets, but are clearly ahead of their time. The demanding fugues which close three of the six quartets are a particular structural feature.

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String Quartet (Sun Quartet) E flat major op. 20,1 Hob. III:31 . String Quartet (Sun Quartet) C major op. 20,2 Hob. III:32 . String Quartet (Sun Quartet) g minor op. 20,3 Hob. III:33 . String Quartet (Sun Quartet) D major op. 20,4 Hob. III:34 . String Quartet (Sun Quartet) f minor op. 20,5 Hob. III:35 . String Quartet (Sun Quartet) A major op. 20,6 Hob. III:36 .