String Quartets, Op.64 (Haydn, Joseph)

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Editor Wilhelm Altmann (1862-1951)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Eulenburg, No.104, n.d. Plate E.E. 1204, 1209, 1165, 1191, 1155, 1192.
Reprinted Twelve String Quartets, Opp.55, 64 and 71
New York: Dover Publications, 1980.
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3 Quartets, Hob.III:63-65

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Publisher. Info. London: J. Bland, n.d.[1792].
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Work Title String Quartets
Alternative. Title The Tost III Quartets
Composer Haydn, Joseph
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.64 ; Hob.III:63-68
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 quartets
  1. String Quartet in C major, Hob.III:65
  2. String Quartet in B minor, Hob.III:68
  3. String Quartet in B-flat major, Hob.III:67
  4. String Quartet in G major, Hob.III:66
  5. String Quartet in D major, Hob.III:63
  6. String Quartet in E-flat major, Hob.III:64
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1790
First Publication. 1791 - Offenbach: André
Dedication Johann Tost
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello
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String Quartets by Joseph Haydn (Hob. III)

 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)

 String Quartet, Op.51 (Hob.XX/1B) “Seven Last Words of Christ”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Divertimento in D major (Hob.III:D3)


The ms. copies of Op.64 No.6 all? mostly? have Allegro for the first movement where the published score (edit: some published scores- not the contemporary parts published by Bland above, and probably not the earliest published scores, either, but - I don't know!!...) has Allegretto, interestingly. Does the autograph survive? Did the composer authorize the change, if it was one (or was the change in the other direction and made in the ms. copies, all copies of some other source? This seems unlikely as they're geographically widespread?...) - Schissel