[tbpt44] – J. Haydn – String Quartet in D major Op 20 ‘Sun’ No 4 (Hob.III:34) – piano transcription

original piano transcription of Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet Op 20 ‘Sun’ No 4 (Hob.III:34) in D major

composition date: 1771

transcription date: 2010

  • 1st mvt.: July 24 – October 23
  • 2nd mvt.: June 26 – July 24 (revised 2011, October 08)
  • 3rd mvt.: May 02 (revised 2011, October 08)
  • 4rd mvt.: June 26

complete piano transcription (piano solo arrangement) of all 4 movements:

  1. Allegro di molto
  2. Un poco Adagio affettuoso
  3. Menuetto. Allegretto alla zingarese
  4. Presto scherzando

Score

IMSLP.org work page (download mp3 / pdf score)

Recordings

IMSLP.org work page (download mp3 / pdf score)

YouTube channel (embedded links below)

Comment

The YouTube videos are the first version of all movements: I revised/improved the second (Adagio) and third (Menuetto) movements one year later; on IMSLP you can find the revised versions. The second movement was mostly transcribed at the piano (except VAR.II) and then ported on the computer. Someday I’ll upload the revised versions on YouTube as well.

If you’re easily moved, be sure to have your handkerchief ready for the second movement.

See also

Haydn piano transcriptions

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