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

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

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The Op. 50 string quartets contain some of the purest writing Haydn ever accomplished. In this first full account of these six quartets Dean Sutcliffe evaluates the Op. 50 in relation to Haydn's more frequently performed quartets and considers their relevance to the composer's wider output.

Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 50 Summary

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

The Op. 50 string quartets contain some of the purest writing Haydn ever accomplished. In this first full account of these six quartets Dean Sutcliffe evaluates the Op. 50 in relation to Haydn's more frequently performed quartets and considers their relevance to the composer's wider output. A lucid and accessible discussion of the music emphasises the unity of each quartet: not only motivic unity, but unity also of texture, articulation, harmony and syntax. Each quartet is described in detail. The informative background provided by Dr Sutcliffe 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 which is vividly documented here for the first time.

Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 50 Reviews

' ... 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

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; 1. Origins of the genre; 2. Development of the genre; 3. Kapellmeister at Esterhaza; 4. Genesis; 5. The story of the autographs; 6. Critical reception; 7. Design; 8. The individual works; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.

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GOR003557013
Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 50 by W. Dean Sutcliffe
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1992-03-12
128
0521399955
9780521399951
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