Talk:Divertimento in E-flat major, Hob.II:6 (Haydn, Joseph)

Edition by Karl Geiringer

Only a few points taken from the (German) preface:

  • 'This string quartet (sic!) was composed at the same time as Haydn's first quartets. Numerous stylistic characteristics prove it.... '
  • The number of movements and it's characteristics are those of a divertimento.
  • Some editions from the 18th century (Amsterdam: J.J.Hummel, London: Longman and Broderip, London: Bremner) combined this work together with those quartets nos.1-4 and 6 to „op1“.
  • So this piece is one of Haydn's first quartets or even the first one at all.
  • Simultaneous French editions (especially La Chevardière, Paris) replaced it by the (known today) 5th quartet in B-flat major.
  • This quartet (in E-flat major) hasn't been published for more than 100 years - it's nearly unknown today (1931).
  • This edition bases on the comparison of the original publications (from the collection of A. van Hoboken).
    --Ralph Theo Misch 22:22, 28 April 2011 (UTC)