String Quartets, Op. 64 (Haydn)

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Joseph Haydn's string quartets, Op. 64 is a set of six string quartets composed in 1790. Along with six earlier quartets published under the opus numbers 54 and 55, they are known as the Tost quartets, after the Hungarian violinist and later merchant Johann Tost who helped Haydn find a publisher for the works. Unlike the earlier quartets, Haydn actually dedicated the Op. 64 set to Tost in gratitude for his efforts.[1]

List of Opus 64 quartets[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


  1. ^ Floyd Grave; Margaret G. Grave (9 March 2006). The String Quartets of Joseph Haydn. Oxford University Press. p. 245. ISBN 978-0-19-517357-4. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 

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