original piano transcription of Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet Op 76 No 1 (Hob.III:75) in G major
composition date: 1796-97
transcription date: 2011
- 1st mvt.: August 28
- 2nd mvt.: August 14 – December 10
- 3rd mvt.: July 22
- 4rd mvt.: August 29 – September 06
complete piano transcription (piano solo arrangement) of all 4 movements:
- Allegro con spirito
- Adagio sostenuto
- Menuetto. Presto
- Allegro ma non troppo
YouTube channel (embedded links below)
This one is hardly known as the other “titled” ones in the same opus, but I liked it so I did it.
The second movement was partially transcribed at the piano, while the third movement was the first to be completed because the easiest and shortest, to quickly provide a placeholder for the project – most shameful reason.
My favorite movement is no doubt the last one, though. It starts in G minor with a putting off, jarring theme, but after that great rewards await the trusting listener.
For those interested, my recommended/reference recording for all the Opus 76 quartets is the performance by Quatuor Mosaiques.