List of string quartets by Joseph Haydn

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Joseph Haydn playing quartets

Joseph Haydn wrote sixty-eight string quartets. (The number was previously thought to be eighty-three, but this includes some arrangements and spurious works.) They are usually referred to by their opus numbers, not Anthony van Hoboken's catalogue numbers or their publication order in the First Haydn Edition (FHE).

Opus 1 (1762–64)[1][edit]

  • Quartet No. 1 in B major ("La Chasse"), Op. 1, No. 1, FHE No. 52, Hoboken No. III:1
  • Quartet No. 2 in E major, Op. 1, No. 2, FHE No. 53, Hoboken No. III:2
  • Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 1, No. 3, FHE No. 54, Hoboken No. III:3
  • Quartet No. 4 in G major, Op. 1, No. 4, FHE No. 55, Hoboken No. III:4
  • Quartet No. 5 in E major, Op. 1, No. 0, Hoboken No. II:6 (also referred to as Opus 0)
  • Quartet in B major, Op. 1, No. 5, FHE No. 56, Hoboken No. III:5 (later found to be the Symphony A, Hob. I/107)
  • Quartet No. 6 in C major, Op. 1, No. 6, FHE No. 57, Hoboken No. III:6

Opus 2 (1763–65)[edit]

The two quartets numbered 3 and 5 are spurious arrangements by an unknown hand.

  • Quartet No. 7 in A major, Op. 2, No. 1, FHE No. 58, Hoboken No. III:7
  • Quartet No. 8 in E major, Op. 2, No. 2, FHE No. 59, Hoboken No. III:8
  • Quartet in E major, Op. 2, No. 3, FHE No. 60 (arrangement of Cassation in E-flat major, Hob. II:21), Hoboken No. III:9
  • Quartet No. 9 in F major, Op. 2, No. 4, FHE No. 61, Hoboken No. III:10
  • Quartet in D major, Op. 2, No. 5, FHE No. 62 (arrangement of Cassation in D major, Hob. II:22), Hoboken No. III:11
  • Quartet No. 10 in B major, Op. 2, No. 6, FHE No. 63, Hoboken No. III:12

Opus 3 (spurious)[edit]

This set of quartets is now commonly attributed to Romanus Hoffstetter, though this is not universally agreed on. According to the scholar Allan Badley, "The works were omitted from the Entwurf-Katalog, the running catalogue of his works he (Haydn) kept from 1765 until after the London visits, but found their way into the Haydn-Verzeichnis prepared in 1805 under the composer’s direct supervision by his faithful factotum Joseph Elssler. Haydn also accepted the six works as genuine in the edition of his complete string quartets published by Ignaz Pleyel. Unfortunately, both strands of evidence are not beyond questioning." Badley goes on to say "The meagre bibliographical evidence has been painstakingly sifted and the works themselves subjected to every kind of analytical technique known to musicology. Haydn’s authorship still remains doubtful but so too does that of Pater Romanus Hoffstetter the most commonly favoured alternative."[2]

In the 1980s, Scott Fruehwald claimed to show that the quartets were not by Haydn, based on stylistic analysis..[3][4] He also concluded that only the first two quartets were by Hoffstetter.

  • Quartet in E major, Op. 3, No. 1, FHE No. 64 (spurious), Hoboken No. III:13
  • Quartet in C major, Op. 3, No. 2, FHE No. 65 (spurious), Hoboken No. III:14
  • Quartet in G major, Op. 3, No. 3, FHE No. 66 (spurious), Hoboken No. III:15
  • Quartet in B major, Op. 3, No. 4, FHE No. 67 (spurious), Hoboken No. III:16
  • Quartet in F major, Op. 3, No. 5, FHE No. 68 (spurious), Hoboken No. III:17
  • Quartet in A major, Op. 3, No. 6, FHE No. 69 (spurious), Hoboken No. III:18

Opus 9 (1769)[edit]

  • Quartet No. 11 in D minor, Op. 9, No. 4, FHE No. 16, Hoboken No. III:22
  • Quartet No. 12 in C major, Op. 9, No. 1, FHE No. 7, Hoboken No. III:19
  • Quartet No. 13 in G major, Op. 9, No. 3, FHE No. 9, Hoboken No. III:21
  • Quartet No. 14 in E major, Op. 9, No. 2, FHE No. 8, Hoboken No. III:20
  • Quartet No. 15 in B major, Op. 9, No. 5, FHE No. 17, Hoboken No. III:23
  • Quartet No. 16 in A major, Op. 9, No. 6, FHE No. 18, Hoboken No. III:24

Opus 17 (1771)[edit]

  • Quartet No. 17 in F major, Op. 17, No. 2, FHE No. 2, Hoboken No. III:26
    1. Moderato
       { \relative c'' { \key f \major \time 4/4
c2. \f f4 | \appoggiatura { e32 f g } f8( e) e2 c16( c'8.) | c16( bes a g) f( e d c) c8[( cis d8. ) bes16] |
\appoggiatura bes16 a8( g16 f) f4 r2 }}
    2. Menuetto: Allegretto
       { \relative a' { \key f \major \time 3/4
a2( \f  bes4) | g2( a4) | f2( g4) | c,4( d e) | f2. | g2. | a4-( d-) b-. | c4( e) b-. |
c4( g') b,-. | c4( c') b,-. | c4 c8( b c b) | c4( d bes!) \bar ":|." }}
    3. Adagio
       { \relative f'' { \key bes \major \time 2/2
f2. _\markup { \italic "m. v. dolce" } es16( d c bes) | f'8( es)  es4~ es8 es( \trill f g) |
g8( c,) c4~ c8 c( \trill d es) | \appoggiatura { d16 es f } \tuplet 3/2 { es8( d es) } d4~ d8 f f( \trill bes) |
bes8( c,) c4~ c8 c(\trill d es) | \appoggiatura es16 d8( c16 bes) bes4 r2 }}
    4. Finale: Allegro di molto
       { \relative c' { \key f \major \time 2/4
\partial 8 c8 \p | <f a,>2( | <e g,>8) r r c | <g' bes,>2( | <f a,>8) r r c'~ | c8 a4 f'8~ | f8 d4 d,16( d') |
\appoggiatura d8 c8( bes16 a) \appoggiatura  a8 g8( a16 bes) | bes4( a8) }}
  • Quartet No. 18 in E major, Op. 17, No. 1, FHE No. 1, Hoboken No. III:25
  • Quartett in E-Dur, op. 17, Nr. 1, Hob. III:25
    1. Moderato
       { \relative e' { \key e \major \time 4/4
\partial 8  e8-. \f | gis8( b) a-. fis-. e4 r8 gis-. | a8( b cis) e,-. dis4 r8 b-.|
fis'8( a) gis-. e-. cis'-. cis4 dis16( e) | b8-. dis16( e) b8-. dis16( e) b8 b \acciaccatura cis8 b( a16 gis) |
fis8-. \< fis4 fis8 \! fis8.[( gis16 a8) gis-.] | fis8 fis4 a16( gis) e4 r8 }}
\layout { \context { \Score \override SpacingSpanner.common-shortest-duration = #(ly:make-moment 1/4) }}
    2. Menuetto: Allegretto
       { \relative e' { \key e \major \time 3/4
e4( \f b') b-. | b2 gis8.( e16) | cis4( cis') cis-. | cis2 a8.( fis16) | \appoggiatura e4 dis2 b'4 | a2( gis4) |
e4( gis') gis-. | gis2 e8.( cis16) | ais4( fis') fis-. | eis8( \p fis gis fis) fis4-. }}
    3. Adagio
       { \relative e'' { \key e \minor \time 6/8
e4. _\markup { \italic "dolce" } b4( a32 g fis e) | dis8. e16 dis8 dis r r |
fis'4. b,,4( \acciaccatura b'8 a16( g32 fis) | g8. a16 b8 b8.( c16 b8) | e4.~ e8. dis16 e8 | dis8.( e16 fis8) b,4. }}
    4. Finale: Presto
       { \relative b' { \key e \major \time 2/4
\partial 8 b8-. \p | gis8-.[ a-. b-. cis-.] | dis8-.[ e-. fis-. gis-.] | a-. r gis-. r |
fis8.( \trill e32 fis) e8-. r | <cis' a,>-. \f r <b e,>-. r }}
  • Quartet No. 19 in C minor, Op. 17, No. 4, FHE No. 4, Hoboken No. III:28
  • Quartet No. 20 in D major, Op. 17, No. 6, FHE No. 6, Hoboken No. III:30
  • Quartet No. 21 In E major, Op. 17, No. 3, FHE No. 3, Hoboken No. III:27
  • Quartet No. 22 in G major, Op. 17, No. 5, FHE No. 5, Hoboken No. III:29

Opus 20, the "Sun" quartets (1772)[edit]

The nickname "Sun" refers to the image of a rising sun on the cover page of the 1779 Hummel edition, the most widely-distributed at the time.

  • Quartet No. 23 in F minor, Op. 20, No. 5, FHE No. 47, Hoboken No. III:35
  • Quartet No. 24 in A major, Op. 20, No. 6, FHE No. 48, Hoboken No. III:36
  • Quartet No. 25 in C major, Op. 20, No. 2, FHE No. 44, Hoboken No. III:32
  • Quartet No. 26 in G minor, Op. 20, No. 3, FHE No. 45, Hoboken No. III:33
  • Quartet No. 27 in D major, Op. 20, No. 4, FHE No. 46, Hoboken No. III:34
  • Quartet No. 28 in E major, Op. 20, No. 1, FHE No. 43, Hoboken No. III:31

Opus 33, the "Russian" quartets (1781)[edit]

  • Quartet No. 29 in G major ("How Do You Do?"), Op. 33, No. 5, FHE No. 74, Hoboken No. III:41
  • Quartet No. 30 in E major ("The Joke"), Op. 33, No. 2, FHE No. 71, Hoboken No. III:38
  • Quartet No. 31 in B minor, Op. 33, No. 1, FHE No. 70, Hoboken No. III:37
  • Quartet No. 32 in C major ("The Bird"), Op. 33, No. 3, FHE No. 72, Hoboken No. III:39
  • Quartet No. 33 in D major, Op. 33, No. 6, FHE No. 75, Hoboken No. III:42
  • Quartet No. 34 in B major, Op. 33, No. 4, FHE No. 73, Hoboken No. III:40

Opus 42 (1785)[edit]

  • Quartet No. 35 in D minor, Op. 42, FHE No. 15, Hoboken No. III:43
    1. Andante ed innocentemente
       { \relative f'' { \key d \minor \time 2/4
d8.( \fz a16) f'16(\( \> e) e( d)\) | d8[ \! a'-.( \p a-. a-.)] |
e8.( \fz a,16) g'(\( \> f) f( e)\) | e8[ \! bes'-.( \p bes-. bes-.)] |
a8~( \fz a32 \> g f e) \! d8-. r | bes'8~( \fz bes32 \> a g f) \! e8-. r
f8( \p a16) r cis,8( e16) r | d8 r r4 }}
\layout { \context {\Score \override SpacingSpanner.common-shortest-duration = #(ly:make-moment 1/8)
}}
    2. Menuetto: Allegretto
      { \relative d'' { \key d \major \time 3/4
d8 \p r cis r d r | dis8( e fis g gis a) | b8 r cis r d! r | d8( cis b a gis a) |
b2-. \fz c8( b) | a2-. \fz b8( a) | a8( \p g fis e dis e) | d!2( cis4) \bar ":|."
}}
    3. Adagio e cantabile
      { \relative d'' { \key bes \major \time 4/4
d2( \p \appoggiatura f8 es4 d8 c) | bes4.( c16 d es4 f) \fz |
g4.( \> a8 \appoggiatura c8 bes4 a8 g) | \appoggiatura f4 es2( \trill d) \!
}}
    4. Finale: Presto
      {{ \key d \minor \time 2/4
<<
  \relative a''{
    \voiceOne  \override MultiMeasureRest.staff-position = #8 R2 * 3 | r4 a8\rest e8-. |
    f8-.[ e-. f-. e-.] | f8.[ ( g16 a8) bes-.] | a8-.[ g-. f-. e-.] |
    d'2 ^\markup { \italic "marcato" } | a | f8-. f-. a16( g f g)
  }
  \new Voice \relative d '' {
    \voiceTwo
    d2 \p _\markup { \italic "marcato" } | a2 | f8-. f-. a16( g f g) | a4 r8 cis8-. \f |
    d8-. [ cis-. d-. cis-.]  | d8.([ e16 f8 ) g-.] | f8-.[ e-. d-. cis-.] |
    d8-.[ d-. f-. d-.] | r8 cis-.[ e a,-.] | d8-.[ d-. bes-. bes-.]
  }
>> }}

Opus 50, the "Prussian" quartets (1787)[edit]

  • Quartet No. 36 in B major, Op. 50, No. 1, FHE No. 10, Hoboken No. III:44
  • Quartet No. 37 in C major, Op. 50, No. 2, FHE No. 11, Hoboken No. III:45
  • Quartet No. 38 in E major, Op. 50, No. 3, FHE No. 12, Hoboken No. III:46
  • Quartet No. 39 in F minor, Op. 50, No. 4, FHE No. 25, Hoboken No. III:47
  • Quartet No. 40 in F major ("Dream"), Op. 50, No. 5, FHE No. 26, Hoboken No. III:48
  • Quartet No. 41 in D major ("The Frog"), Op. 50, No. 6, FHE No. 27, Hoboken No. III:49

Opus 51 (1787)[edit]

Opus 54, 55, the "Tost" quartets, sets I & II (1788)[edit]

Named after Johann Tost, a violinist in the Esterhazy orchestra from 1783–89.[5]

  • Quartet No. 42 in C major, Op. 54, No. 2, FHE No. 20, Hoboken No. III:57
    1. Vivace
       \relative g'' {
\key c \major \time 4/4
g2. \f \appoggiatura { a32 g fis } g4(
c4) e,-. g-. \appoggiatura { d32 c b } c4(
e4) g,-. c-. << \new Voice { \slurUp <e, g,>8( g | f8 g e f d f e g) }
                \new Voice { s4 | g,1 } >>
<f' g,>4-. b-. \p d-. r
}
    2. Adagio
       \relative c' {
\key c \minor \time 3/4
c4( \p es d) | c4( \afterGrace g' \trill { f16 g } as4)
d,4( g f) | f4( \afterGrace es \trill { d16 es } d4)
}
    3. Menuetto: Allegretto
       \relative e' {
\key c \major \time 3/4
\partial 4 e4 \p | e4( c8-.) r g'4-. | g4( e8-.) r c'4-.
c2 \sf b4-. | \acciaccatura b8 a4 g-. bes-. | bes2 \sf a4
\acciaccatura a8 g4-. f-. a-. | c,2 d8( b) | c4-. r \bar ":|."
}
    4. Finale: Adagio – Presto – Adagio
       \relative g {
\key c \major \time 2/4
\partial 8 g16.( \f g32) | c4 r | r4 r8 g'' \p
g8.( a32 f) e8( f16. d32) | c4( b8)
}
  • Quartet No. 43 in G major, Op. 54, No. 1, FHE No. 19, Hoboken No. III:58
    1. Allegro con brio
       \relative d' {
\key g \major \time 4/4
\appoggiatura { d16 b' } g'2. \f fis16( g b g)
d8-. _\markup { \italic "staccato" } d8-. d8-. d8-. d8-. d8-. d8-. d8-.
\acciaccatura d16 d'2~ \sf d16( cis) d16( cis) d16( b) c16 a)
g4 r8 g,-.( \p as-. a-. bes-. b-.)
}
    2. Allegretto
       \relative c' {
\key c \major \time 6/8
c4 \p r8 r4 r8
g'8\(( _\markup { \italic "dolce" } c) c-. \) \acciaccatura d16 c8( b c)
d8.( e16) d8-. d-. r r | cis16( d e d f e) d8 r r
}
    3. Menuetto: Allegretto
       \relative d' {
\key g \major \time 3/4
\partial 4 d8.( \f g16) | b2. | a8( d) d2 \sf | e8 d c b a g)
fis4( a-.) a-. | a4-. r
}
    4. Finale: Presto
       \relative b' {
\key g \major \time 2/4
\partial 4 b8-. \p b-. | b4. d8-. | c8-. a-. g16( fis e d)
g8-. g-. a16( g fis g) | a8-. r
}
  • Quartet No. 44 in E major, Op. 54, No. 3, FHE No. 21, Hoboken No. III:59
    1. Allegro
      
\new StaffGroup <<
  \new Staff \relative e'' { \key e \major \time 2/2
    \partial 4 r4 | r2 r4 e-. \f ^\markup { "Vl.1"}| dis4( b a) fis8( dis)
    e4( dis e) a \fz | gis2( fis4)}
  \new Staff { \key e \major \time 2/2 \clef "bass"
    \partial 4 << \new Voice \relative gis { \stemUp \slurUp gis4 ^\markup { "Vl.2 + Vla"}
                  a4( b cis b) | a1 | gis4( a gis) fis' | e2( dis4) }
                  \new Voice \relative e { \stemDown \slurDown e4 \f
                  fis4( gis a gis) | fis1 | e4( fis e) cis' \fz | b2. } >>
  } >>
    2. Largo cantabile
       \relative e'' {
\key a \major \time 3/4
e8..( \f \> d32) \! cis16-. r b-. \p r a-. r b-. r
\afterGrace cis8..([ { d32 cis b cis } d32]) e8-. r r4
a8..( \f \> gis32) fis8( e d cis) | cis16( \p d dis16. e32) b8 r4.
}
    3. Menuetto: Allegretto
       \relative dis'' {
\key e \major \time 3/4
\partial 4 dis16( \f e8.) | gis16( e8.) a16( fis8.) b16( gis8.) | e4( e') e-.
e4. dis8( cis b) | a4-. r
}
    4. Finale: Presto
       \relative gis' {
\key e \major \time 2/4
gis4 _\markup { \italic "m. v." } \appoggiatura b16 a8( gis16 a)
fis8([ cis') cis-. cis-.] | fis,4 \appoggiatura a16 gis8( fis16 gis)
e8([ b') b-. b-.]
}
  • Quartet No. 45 in A major, Op. 55, No. 1, FHE No. 22, Hoboken No. III:60
    1. Allegro
       \relative a' {
\key a \major \time 2/2
\slurUp \acciaccatura a8 a'1 \f | \slurUp \acciaccatura a,8 cis'1
\slurUp \acciaccatura a,8 e''2. \times 2/3 { d8( b gis) } | a4 r r2
fis4.( \fz d16 b gis8-.) r r4 | e'4 e2-. \fz d8( b) | a4 a2-. \fz b8( gis) | a4( cis)
}
    2. Adagio cantabile
       \relative a' {
\key d \major \time 2/4
a4 _\markup { \musicglyph #"p" \italic "dolce" } b8.( cis32 d)
d16( a) a8~ a16 b32( a g[ fis e d)]
cis16.( a32) d16.( a32) g'8 \acciaccatura g8 fis32( e fis g)
fis4( e16) fis( g gis)
}
    3. Menuetto
       \relative cis'' {
\key a \major \time 3/4
\partial 4 cis8. \trill \p d16 | e4-. \< e-. e-. | e8( \f d') d( b) b( gis)
e8( cis') cis( b) b( a) | a8( \> gis fis) e-. fis-. gis-.
a8-. \p r a-. r a-. r | ais8-. \< r ais-. r ais-. r
b2 \f b16( a! gis fis) | e4-.
}
    4. Finale: Vivace
       \relative b'' {
\key a \major \time 2/2
\partial 4 b8( \p a) | gis( a) fis( gis) e( fis) d( e)
cis4-. cis-.( \< cis-. cis-.) | e4( \f dis d cis)
\acciaccatura cis8 b( a b cis) b4
}
  • Quartet No. 46 in F minor ("Razor"), Op. 55, No. 2, FHE No. 23, Hoboken No. III:61
    1. Andante o più tosto allegretto
       \relative c'' {
\key f \minor \time 2/4
c4( \f f8 as) | g8.([ f16) e8-. f-.] \p | c8-. c-. c-. f16( b,)
b4( c8) b | bes!4\(( \f g8) des'-.\) | c8.([ bes16) as8-. bes-.] \p
es,8-. es-. es-. f16.( g32) | g4( as8) r \bar ":|."
}
    2. Allegro
       \relative f'' {
\key f \minor \time 2/2
f1 \p | c'2. \appoggiatura { des32 c b } c4
des4( b) r \appoggiatura { c32 b a } b4
c4( g) r \appoggiatura { as!32 g f } g4
bes!2~ \< bes8. as16( g8.) f16(
e8.) \f des16( c8.) bes16( as8.) g16( f8.) e16(
f4-.) des-. c-. b-. | c4-. c'-. r2
}
    3. Menuetto: Allegretto
       \relative c' {
\key f \major \time 3/4 \clef "alto"
\partial 4 c4-. \p ^"Vla." | a4( f) e8( f) | bes4( a) e8( f)
d'4. e8( f g) | c,4. d8( e f) | bes,2 b4 | c2
}
    4. Finale: Presto
       \relative gis' {
\key f \major \time 6/8
\partial 8 gis8( \p | a8-.) a-. b-. c-. c-. cis(
d8-.) d16( cis d bes!) g!8[ r fis](
g8-.) g-. a( bes-.) bes-. b(
c!8-.) c16( b c a) f!8 r
}
  • Quartet No. 47 in B major, Op. 55, No. 3, FHE No. 24, Hoboken No. III:62
    1. Vivace assai
       \relative bes {
\key bes \major \time 3/4
bes2( \p a4) | es'2( d4) | g2( f4) | e4 r r
\appoggiatura { a,16 f' } es'!2( \f d4) | \afterGrace c4( \trill { b16 c } d4 bes)
a4( bes b) | c4 r r
}
    2. Adagio ma non troppo
       \relative bes' {
\key es \major \time 2/4
\partial 8 bes8 \f | es4( d16.) es32 es16.( \trill d64 es) | f8 -. \p f-. r bes, \f
g'4( f16.) g32 g16.( \trill f64 g) | as8 -. \p as-. r
}
    3. Menuetto
       \relative bes {
\key bes \major \time 3/4
\partial 16 * 5 bes16[ \f d8. f16] | bes4 r8. f16[ bes8. d16] | f4 f f
f4( e8.)[ g16 a8. bes16] | bes4( a) \appoggiatura { g32 f e } f8.( \p g16)
f4( es!) es-. | es4( d)
}
    4. Finale: Presto
       \relative bes'' {
\key bes \major \time 6/8
\partial 8 bes16 \f a | g( f) es-. d-. g( f) es( d) c-. bes-. es( d)
c-. bes-. a-. g-. f-. es-. d f es g f a | g bes a c bes d c d es c d bes
}

Opus 64, the "Tost" quartets, set III (1790)[edit]

  • Quartet No. 48 in C major, Op. 64, No. 1, FHE No. 31, Hoboken No. III:65
  • Quartet No. 49 in B minor, Op. 64, No. 2, FHE No. 32, Hoboken No. III:68
  • Quartet No. 50 in B major, Op. 64, No. 3, FHE No. 33, Hoboken No. III:67
  • Quartet No. 51 in G major, Op. 64, No. 4, FHE No. 34, Hoboken No. III:66
  • Quartet No. 52 in E major, Op. 64, No. 6, FHE No. 36, Hoboken No. III:64
  • Quartet No. 53 in D major ("The Lark"), Op. 64, No. 5, FHE No. 35, Hoboken No. III:63

Opus 71, 74, the "Apponyi" quartets (1793)[edit]

Count Anton Georg Apponyi, a relative of Haydn’s patrons, paid 100 ducats for the privilege of having these quartets publicly dedicated to him.

  • Quartet No. 54 in B major, Op. 71, No. 1, FHE No. 37, Hoboken No. III:69
    1. Allegro
       \relative f'' {
\key bes \major \time 4/4
<f bes, d,>8-. \ff r <es g,>-. r <d f,>-. r <a es c>-. r
<bes d, bes>4-. r r2 \bar ".|:"
f'2( _\markup { \italic "m.v." } d4) bes
bes'4.( d16 bes) f4-. r8 d-.
c4( b c a)
bes!8-. r d-. r f4-. r8 d-.
c4( b c a)
<bes! d,>4 \f
}
    2. Adagio
       \relative f'' {
\key f \major \time 6/8
f2.~ \p \<
f8)( \fz \> e16.) d32 c8-. c8.\(( \! a16) c8-.\)
f,4. fis8\(( g) g-.\)
g4. gis8\(( a) a-.\)
}
    3. Menuetto: Allegretto
       \relative bes {
\key bes \major \time 3/4
\partial 4 bes8(\f c) d2. es2( g4) f2( es4) \turn
d4 r g'4 \p f2( es4) \turn d4 r
}
    4. (Finale): Vivace
       \relative f' {
\key bes \major \time 2/4
\partial 8 f8-. \mf bes4 d16( c bes c) bes4. c8 d4 f16( es d es) f4.
}
  • Quartet No. 55 in D major, Op. 71, No. 2, FHE No. 38, Hoboken No. III:70
    1. Adagio – Allegro
       \relative d'' {
\key d \major \time 4/4
<d fis,>8 \f d,([ \p e fis)] g2 \fermata _\markup { \italic "ten." }
<e' g, a,>8 \f e,([ \p fis g)] a4. d8(
cis8) b4 a g fis8~
fis16( e dis e) fis( g a b) d,4( \acciaccatura fis8 e8) \fermata \bar "||" r8 ^"Allegro"
r2 r 8 d'-. \f d,-. fis'-.
fis4( \fz e8) d-. cis4( d8) a'-.
}
    2. Adagio (cantabile)
       \relative e' {
\key a \major \time 3/4
e4( \p a cis)
fis,4( b d)
gis, e'4.( \fz fis16 d)
cis8-. b-. a-. r
}
    3. Menuetto: Allegretto
       \relative a' {
\key d \major \time 3/4
R2. | a4-. \f d-. fis-.
a4.( fis16 d) a8 r | a'4.( g16 e) a,8 r
fis'4( g e) | d4-. fis-. a-.
d4.( a16 fis) d8-. r
}
    4. Finale: Allegretto
       \relative a' {
\key d \major \time 6/8
\partial 4 a8-. _\markup { \italic "mezza voce" } g-.
\acciaccatura  g8 fis-. e-. fis \acciaccatura a g-. fis-. g-.
\acciaccatura fis8 e-. d-. e-. fis-. d'-. cis-.
r8 b-. a-. r g-. fis-.
a4( fis8) e-.
}
  • Quartet No. 56 in E major, Op. 71, No. 3, FHE No. 39, Hoboken No. III:71
    1. Vivace
       \relative g'' {
\key es \major \time 2/4
<g bes, es, g,>4 r | r1*1/2 \fermata \bar ".|:"
bes,2( | g4) c | f,8-. bes-. a16( bes c a) | bes8-. bes-. bes-. r
f8-. \p f-. f-. r | bes,8-. bes-. bes-. r
}
    2. Andante con moto
       \relative f' {
\key bes \major \time 2/4
\partial 8 f8 | bes8([ d) c( a)]
\appoggiatura { c16 bes a } bes8( d16 bes) f8 bes16.([ d32)]
f8->([ d) g->( e)] | f4. \fz
}
    3. Menuetto
       \relative bes' {
\key es \major \time 3/4
\partial 4 bes8( a) | c8( bes) as!( g) f( es)
d4-. d-. bes'8( d,) | es4-. es-. es'8( a,) | bes4-. bes-.
}
    4. Finale: Vivace
       \relative as' {
\key es \major \time 6/8
\partial 8 as8-. | g4( es8) d-. r as'-. | g4( es8) d-. r bes'-.
es8( as, g c f, es) | d8( as' g) f-. r
}
  • Quartet No. 57 in C major, Op. 74, No. 1, FHE No. 28, Hoboken No. III:72
    1. Allegro (moderato)
       \relative b' {
\key c \major \time 4/4
<b d,>1 \f \fermata | <c e, g,>4 r r2 \fermata \bar ".|:"
c2( \p d) | b2( c4 cis) | d2( es4 e)
g4( f \trill \grace { e16 f) } e4-.
}
    2. Andantino (grazioso)
       \relative d' {
\key g \major \time 3/8
r8 d( \p b) | g8-. b'( g) \appoggiatura { fis32 g a } g8( fis-.) fis-.
fis8-. r r | c8-. r r | r8 e'( c) | ais8( b) b-. | b8-. r r
}
    3. Menuetto: Allegro
       \relative g {
\key c \major \time 3/4
\appoggiatura { g16 c} e2. \fz
\appoggiatura { g,16 d'} f2. \fz
\appoggiatura { g,16 e'} g2 \fz c8( a)
g4-. c-. c-. | c2.~ | c4 cis-. d~ | d4 f-. b,-. | c!2.
}
    4. Finale: Vivace
       \relative c'' {
\key c \major \time 2/4
\partial8 c8-. \mf | b8([ c d) f-.] | e8([ d c) g'-.]
f8([ e d c)] | b8([ e d)]
}
  • Quartet No. 58 in F major, Op. 74, No. 2, FHE No. 29, Hoboken No. III:73
    1. Allegro spiritoso
       \relative f' {
\key f \major \time 4/4
f2-. \f a-. | c4( a) f-. a-. | c8( a) c-. a-. f4-. c'-.
f4-. c-. a-. f-. | c8( b c b) c( e) g-. e-. | c8( b c b) c( e) g-. e-.
}
    2. Andante grazioso
       \relative f'' {
\key bes \major \time 2/4
f8..( _\markup { \italic "m. v." } es32)  d8-. d-. | d8( es) c4
bes8( b) c16. d32 es16. g32 | d4( c16) d( es e)
}
    3. Menuetto
       \relative c' {
\key f \major \time 3/4
\partial 4 c4 \f | a4( c) f
e32( f g8.) g32( a bes8.) g8( e)
f4( a) c-. | cis2 \fz a4-.
d4( f) a-.
b,32( c d8.) d32( e f8.) f8( e)
e8( d) d( c) c( b) | c4 r \bar ":|."
}
    4. Finale: Presto
       \relative a'' {
\key f \major \time 2/4
\partial 8 a8( \mf | f-.)[ c-. d-. e-.] | f8-.[ g-. a-. f-.]
c'8-.[ c-. c-. c-.] | a16( bes a g) | f8-.
}
  • Quartet No. 59 in G minor ("Rider"), Op. 74, No. 3, FHE No. 30, Hoboken No. III:74
    1. Allegro
       \relative g {
\key g \minor \time 3/4
g4-. \f \acciaccatura fis'8 g4-. \acciaccatura fis8 g4-.
bes,4-. \acciaccatura a'8 bes4-. \acciaccatura a8 bes4-.
d,4-. \acciaccatura cis'8 d4-. \acciaccatura cis8 d4-.
es,4-. \acciaccatura d'8 es4-. \acciaccatura d8 es4-.
cis,4-. g''-. g-. | cis,,4-. bes''-. g-.
d'4-. << \new Voice { \stemUp d,,-. d-. d-. } \new Voice { \stemDown d d d } >> r r
}
    2. Largo assai
       \relative gis' {
\key e \major \time 4/4
gis2( _\markup { \italic "mezza voce" } fis8) r e-. r
a2. ^\markup { \italic "ten." } r4
gis2( fis8) r e-. r
cis'2. ^\markup { \italic "ten." } r4
b2( ais4 b) | e2.( \cresc dis4) \! | gis2 fisis4( gis) | <b b,>2. \ff
}
    3. Menuetto: (Allegretto)
       \relative e'' {
\key g \major \time 3/4
\partial 4 e4-. \mf | d4( c b) | a4( g fis)
g8-. d-. a'-. d,-. b'-. d,-. | c'4 r r
r4 r e-. | d4( \cresc cis d) \! | e8-. \f b'-. d,-. a'-. a,-. cis-. | d4 r \bar ":|."
}
    4. Finale: Allegro con brio
       \relative g {
\key g \minor \time 4/4
\partial 8 g16( \f bes) | d8-. d-. r d-. \p r d-. r d-.
d16( \f es d cis) d8-. d-. r d-. \p r d-.
d8( \f bes') bes2 a8( g) |fis16 g fis e fis d e fis
}

Opus 76, the "Erdödy" quartets (1797)[edit]

  • Quartet No. 60 in G major, Op. 76, No. 1, FHE No. 40, Hoboken No. III:75
  • Quartet No. 61 in D minor ("Quinten", "Fifths", "The Donkey"), Op. 76, No. 2, FHE No. 41, Hoboken No. III:76
  • Quartet No. 62 in C major ("Emperor" or "Kaiser"), Op. 76, No. 3, FHE No. 42, Hoboken No. III:77
  • Quartet No. 63 in B major ("Sunrise"), Op. 76, No. 4, FHE No. 49, Hoboken No. III:78
  • Quartet No. 64 in D major ("Largo" or "Friedhofsquartett"), Op. 76, No. 5, FHE No. 50, Hoboken No. III:79
  • Quartet No. 65 in E major, Op. 76, No. 6, FHE No. 51, Hoboken No. III:80

Opus 77, the "Lobkowitz" quartets (1799)[edit]

  • Quartet No. 66 in G major, Op. 77, No. 1, FHE No. 13, Hoboken No. III:81
    1. Allegro moderato
       \relative g' {
   \key g \major \time 4/4
   <g g,>4 \f r r d'8.( \p b16)
   g4 r r g'8.( _\markup { \italic "mezza voce" } fis16)
   e8 r \acciaccatura fis8 e8.( dis16) e8 r \acciaccatura fis8 e8.( dis16)
   e4 r r2
}
    2. Adagio
       \relative es'' {
   \key es \major \time 4/4
   es2( \f g,4 c)
   as4..( \> f16) \! d8-. r r8. d16-. \p
   es8-. r f-. r g-. r bes as
   g2( \sf f8) r r4
}
    3. Menuetto: Presto
       \relative g {
   \key g \major \time 3/4
   g8( \f a b c) d-. b-.
   g4 g'2->
   fis4 d'2->
   \grace { e32( d cis } d4) g b
   fis8( g a b) c-. a-.
   b4 e2->
   cis8( d e fis) g-. e-.
   fis4 a2->
}
    4. Finale: Presto
       \relative d'' {
   \key g \major \time 2/4
   \partial 8 d8-. \p
   cis8([ d) a( b)]
   e,4.( fis16 g)
   a8[ \sf d,-. e-. fis-.]
   g16( fis g a) b8-. d-.
   cis8([ d) a( b)]
   e,4.( fis16 g)
   a8[ \sf d,-. e-. fis-.]
   g4 g,8
}
  • Quartet No. 67 in F major, Op. 77, No. 2, FHE No. 14, Hoboken No. III:82
    1. Allegro moderato
       \relative f' {
   \key f \major \time 4/4
   \grace { f32( a } f'4..)( \f g32 f) e4( d)
   c4..( a16) c8-. r f8.( \p a,16)
   bes4..( c32 bes) a4( g)
   f4..( c16) a'8-. r r4
}
    2. Menuet: Presto
       \relative c'' {
   \key f \major \time 3/4
   \partial 4 c8 \f a
   f4-. f'8( e) f4-.
   g4-. c,-. g'-.
   c,4-. g'-. c,-.
   \grace { f16( g } a4-.) f-. r
}
    3. Andante
       \relative fis' {
   \key d \major \time 2/4
   fis4( _\markup { \italic "mezza voce" } e8)[ \grace { fis32( e d } e16.)( fis32)]
   d8 b16.([ cis32)] d8-. e-.
   fis4( e8)[ \grace { fis32( e d } e16.)( fis32)]
   d8 b16.([ cis32)] d8-. e-.
}
    4. Finale: Vivace assai
       \relative f' {
   \key f \major \time 3/4
   <f a,>2 \f \fermata r8 \fermata c'16( \sf bes)
   a8-. g-. f-. e-. f-. g-.
   a8-.[ f-.] bes-. r r d16( \sf c)
   bes8-. a-. g-. fis-. g-. a-.
   bes8-.[ g-.] c8 r
}

Opus 103 (1803)[edit]

  • Quartet No. 68 in D minor, Op. 103, Hoboken No. III:83 (incomplete); in 2013, Haydn specialist William Drabkin composed a completion of Haydn's unfinished final quartet.[6]
    1. Andante grazioso
       {
  \relative d'' {
     \key bes \major \time 2/4
     d4.( \p c8)
     c4( bes8-.) b-.
     c8( d) \appoggiatura f16 es8( d16 c)
     bes!4( a8) r
  }
}
    2. Menuetto ma non troppo presto
       {
  \relative d'' {
     \key d \minor \time 3/4
     << \new Voice { \stemUp \slurDown d4( \f \grace { e32 d cis } \stemDown d8.) f16-. a4 }
        \new Voice { d,,4 } >>
     a'2 fis4 \fz
     g4( \grace { a32 g fis } g8.) bes16-. d4
     e,2 f!4
     dis4( e cis)
     d!4( \grace { e32 d cis } d8.) e16-. f4
     e4 a gis
     a4 r r
  }
}

List by keys[edit]

C c D d E E F f f G g A B b
1/6
(3/2)
9/1
20/2
33/3
50/2
54/2
64/1
74/1
76/3
17/4 1/3
(2/5)
17/6
20/4
33/6
50/6
64/5
71/2
76/5
9/4
42
76/2
103
1/2
1/0
(2/3)
9/2
17/3
20/1
33/2
50/3
64/6
71/3
76/6
2/2
(3/1)
17/1
54/3
2/4
(3/5)
17/2
50/5
74/2
77/2
20/5
55/2
50/4 1/4
(3/3)
9/3
17/5
33/5
54/1
64/4
76/1
77/1
20/3
74/3
2/1
(3/6)
9/6
20/6
55/1
1/1
(1/5)
2/6
(3/4)
9/5
33/4
50/1
55/3
64/3
71/1
76/4
33/1
64/2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Webster, James & Feder, Georg. "Haydn, Joseph". Oxford Music Online. Oxford. Retrieved 3 Apr 2011.
  2. ^ Badley, Allan. "About this Recording". Naxos online catalog for CD catalog listing 8.555704. Retrieved 9 Jun 2015.
  3. ^ Fruehwald, Scott (1988). Authenticity Problems in Joseph Haydn's Early Instrumental Works: A Stylistic Analysis. New York: Pendragon Press.
  4. ^ Chew, Geoffrey (June 1994). "Review: Authenticity Problems in Joseph Haydn's Early Instrumental Works: A Stylistic Investigation by Scott Fruehwald". Notes. 50 (4): 1394–1395. doi:10.2307/898314. JSTOR 898314.
  5. ^ Berger, Melvin. Guide to Chamber Music. p. 202. New York: Dover, 1985.
  6. ^ Haydn's unfinished quartet finished [1] (Accessed: 8 January 2022)