Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartets Book IV - Sun Quartets Op. 20

Books | String quartets

Publisher: Henle Verlag
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
Format: Sheet Music | Parts

The 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.

The study edition HN 9208 complements the parts of the String Quartets op. 20.

No of pages: 160
Language: English, French, German
Catalogue No: HN208