String Quartets, Op.50 (Haydn, Joseph)

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Editor Wilhelm Altmann (1862-1951)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Ernst Eulenburg, No.167, n.d.(ca.1930). Plate E.E. 1267-69, 1212, 1255-56.
Reprinted New York: Dover Publications, 1982.
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Publisher. Info. Vienna: Artaria, n.d.[1787]. Plate 109.
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Publisher. Info. London: Wm. Forster, n.d.[1787]. Plate 76.
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Publisher. Info. Quatuors pour deux violons, alto et violoncelle, No.44-49
Braunschweig: Collection Litolff, No.8514, n.d.
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Work Title String Quartets
Alternative. Title The Prussian Quartets
Composer Haydn, Joseph
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.50 ; Hob.III:44-49
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 quartets
1. String Quartet in B-flat major, Hob.III:44
2. String Quartet in C major, Hob.III:45
3. String Quartet in E-flat major, Hob.III:46
4. String Quartet in F-sharp minor, Hob.III:47
5. String Quartet in F major, Hob.III:48 (Dream)
6. String Quartet in D major, Hob.III:49 (La grenouille)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1787
First Publication. 1787 - Vienna: Artaria, Plate 109
Dedication Friedrich Wilhelm II, King of Prussia
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, 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