Haydn, Joseph - String Quartets Book XI, Ops. 77 and 103 (Urtext) - Paper Binding
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These are the last of the nearly seventy quartets in Haydn's oeuvre. Originally he intended to write a set of six quartets, as so often in the past, but at the time they were written, in 1803, Haydn's health was so poor that he could not fully satisfy the commission from Prince Lobkowitz. Instead he published only two complete quartets as op. 77. Later he allowed an incomplete work consisting of two middle movements to appear as op. 103, adding to the print the portentous words: “Gone is all my strength, old and weak am I.” Musically, however, these quartets are anything but weak: they represent the aged composer virtually at the zenith of his powers. Haydn even went so far as to call op. 77, no. 2, his “most beautiful string quartet.”.
Publisher: G. Henle, Inc., Series: Henle String Instruments: String Quartets
Publisher Item #: 51480215, Prior Publisher Number: HN 215
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn, Editor: Walter, H.
Instrument: Cello, Viola, Violin, Level: Not Applicable, Format: Collection / Songbook, Sheet Music
Ensemble: String Quartet, Genre: Classical, Classical Period
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