[tbpt67] – J. Haydn – String Quartet in G major Op 76 No 1 (Hob.III:75) – piano transcription

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:

  1. Allegro con spirito
  2. Adagio sostenuto
  3. Menuetto. Presto
  4. Allegro ma non troppo

Score

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

Recordings

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

YouTube channel (embedded links below)

Comment

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.

See also

Haydn piano transcriptions

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