String Quartets, Op.20 (Haydn, Joseph)

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Publisher. Info. Berlin and Amsterdam: J. J. Hummel, n.d.[1779]. Plate 401.
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Editor Wilhelm Altmann (1862-1951)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Ernst Eulenburg, Ed.163, n.d.(ca.1930).
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Work Title String Quartets
Alternative. Title The Sun Quartets
Composer Haydn, Joseph
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.20 ; Hob.III:31-36
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 quartets
1. String Quartet in E-flat major, Hob.III:31
2. String Quartet in C major, Hob.III:32
3. String Quartet in G minor, Hob.III:33
4. String Quartet in D major, Hob.III:34
5. String Quartet in F minor, Hob.III:35
6. String Quartet in A major, Hob.III:36
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1772
First Publication. 1774
Dedication Prince Nikolaus Zmeskall von Domanovecz
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello
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Misc. Comments

Haydn String Quartets

 String Quartet in E major, Op.0 (Hob.II:6)

 6 String Quartets, Op.1 (Hob.III:1–6)

1 in B major, Hob.III:1 (La chasse), 2 in E major, Hob.III:2
3 in D major, Hob.III:3, 4 in G major, Hob.III:4
5 in B major, Hob.III:5, 6 in C major, Hob.III:6

 6 String Quartets, Op.2 (Hob.III:7–12)

1 in A major, Hob.III:7, 2 in E major, Hob.III:8
3 in E major, Hob.III:9, 4 in F major, Hob.III:10
5 in D major, Hob.III:11, 6 in B major, Hob.III:12

 6 String Quartets, Op.3 (Hob.III:13–18)

1 in E major, Hob.III:13, 2 in C major, Hob.III:14
3 in G major, Hob.III:15, 4 in B major, Hob.III:16
5 in F major, Hob.III:17, 6 in A major, Hob.III:18
Though listed in Hoboken’s catalogue, these are actually by Roman Hoffstetter (1742–1815)

 6 String Quartets, Op.9 (Hob.III:19–24)

1 in C major, Hob.III:19, 2 in E major, Hob.III:20
3 in G major, Hob.III:21, 4 in D minor, Hob.III:22
5 in B major, Hob.III:23, 6 in A major, Hob.III:24

 6 String Quartets, Op.17 (Hob.III:25–30)

1 in E major, Hob.III:25, 2 in F major, Hob.III:26
3 in E major, Hob.III:27, 4 in C minor, Hob.III:28
5 in G major, Hob.III:29, 6 in D major, Hob.III:30

 6 String Quartets, Op.20 (Hob.III:31–36) “Sun”

1 in E major, Hob.III:31, 2 in C major, Hob.III:32
3 in G minor, Hob.III:33, 4 in D major, Hob.III:34
5 in F minor, Hob.III:35, 6 in A major, Hob.III:36

 6 String Quartets, Op.33 (Hob.III:37–42) “Russian”

1 in B minor, Hob.III:37, 2 in E major, Hob.III:38 (The Joke)
3 in C major, Hob.III:39 (The Bird), 4 in B major, Hob.III:40
5 in G major, Hob.III:41 (How do you do?), 6 in D major, Hob.III:42

 String Quartet in D minor, Op.42 (Hob.III:43)

 6 String Quartets, Op.50 (Hob.III:44–49) “Prussian”

1 in B major, Hob.III:44, 2 in C major, Hob.III:45
3 in E major, Hob.III:46, 4 in F minor, Hob.III:47
5 in F major, Hob.III:48 (Dream), 6 in D major, Hob.III:49 (La grenouille)

 7 String Quartets, Op.51 (Hob.III:50–56) “Seven Last Words of Christ”

1 in B major, 2 in C minor, 3 in E major, 4 in F major
5 in A major, 6 in G minor, 7 in E major

 3 String Quartets, Op.54 (Hob.III:57–59) “Tost I”

1 in G major, Hob.III:58
2 in C major, Hob.III:57
3 in E major, Hob.III:59

 3 String Quartets, Op.55 (Hob.III:60–62) “Tost II”

1 in A major, 2 in F minor (The Razor), 3 in B major

 6 String Quartets, Op.64 (Hob.III:63–68) “Tost III”

1 in C major, Hob.III:65, 2 in B minor, Hob.III:68
3 in B major, Hob.III:67, 4 in G major, Hob.III:66
5 in D major, Hob.III:63, 6 in E major, Hob.III:64

 3 String Quartets, Op.71 (Hob.III:69–71) “Apponyi”

1 in B major, 2 in D major, 3 in E major

 3 String Quartets, Op.74 (Hob.III:72–74) “Apponyi”

1 in C major, 2 in F major, 3 in G minor (The Horseman)

 6 String Quartets, Op.76 (Hob.III:75–80) “Erdody”

1 in G major, 2 in D minor, 3 in D major (Emperor)
4 in B major (Sunrise), 5 in D major, 6 in E major

 2 String Quartets, Op.77 (Hob.III:81–82) “Lobkowitz”

1 in G major, 2 in F major

 String Quartet in D minor, Op.103 (Hob.III:83) (incomplete)