String Quartets, Op.3 (Hoffstetter, Roman)

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These 6 quartets, attributed to Joseph Haydn as Op.3, even though listed in Hoboken, were actually composed by Hoffstetter.



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General Information

Work Title String Quartets, Op.3
Alternative. Title
Composer Hoffstetter, Roman
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.3 ; Hob.III:13-18
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 quartets
  1. String Quartet in E major, Hob.III:13
  2. String Quartet in C major, Hob.III:14
  3. String Quartet in G major, Hob.III:15
  4. String Quartet in B-flat major, Hob.III:16
  5. String Quartet in F major, Hob.III:17
  6. String Quartet in A major, Hob.III:18
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1772 or before
First Publication. 1777 - Paris: Bailleux (RISM A/I: H 3444)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello
Extra Information For precise composition/publication dates and other details, see
The String Quartets of Joseph Haydn by F. & W. Grave, 2006

Misc. Comments

String Quartets by Joseph Haydn (Hob. III)

 String Quartet in E major, Hob.II:6

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

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

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

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

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

1. E major, Hob.III:13, 2. C major, Hob.III:14
3. G major, Hob.III:15, 4. B major, Hob.III:16
5. F major, Hob.III:17, 6. 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. C major, Hob.III:19, 2. E major, Hob.III:20
3. G major, Hob.III:21, 4. D minor, Hob.III:22
5. B major, Hob.III:23, 6. A major, Hob.III:24

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

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

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

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

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

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

 String Quartet in D minor, Hob.III:43

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

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

 String Quartet, Op.51 (Seven Last Words of Christ)

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

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

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

1. A major, Hob.III:60
2. F minor, Hob.III:61 (The Razor)
3. B major, Hob.III:62

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

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

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

1. B major, Hob.III:69
2. D major, Hob.III:70
3. E major, Hob.III:71

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

1. C major, Hob.III:72
2. F major, Hob.III:73
3. G minor, Hob.III:74 (The Horseman)

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

1. G major, Hob.III:75, 2. D minor, Hob.III:76 (The Fifths)
3. C major, Hob.III:77 (Emperor), 4. B major, Hob.III:78 (Sunrise)
5. D major, Hob.III:79, 6. E major, Hob.III:80

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

1. G major, Hob.III:81, 2. F major, Hob.III:82

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

 Divertimento in D major, Hob.III:D3