[tbpt74] – J. Haydn – String Quartet in C major Op 74 No 1 (Hob.III:72) – piano transcription

original piano transcription of Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet Op 74 No 1 (Hob.III:72) in C major

composition date: 1793

transcription date: 2011 – 2012

  • 1st mvt.: 2011 (March 12) – 2012 (January 4)
  • 2nd mvt.: 2012 (September 01 – 13)
  • 3rd mvt.: 2011 (December 28) – 2012 (September 22)
  • 4rd mvt.: 2012 (September 08)

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

  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Andantino grazioso
  3. Menuetto. Allegretto
  4. Finale. Vivace


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


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

YouTube channel (embedded links below)


The first quartet in this Opus was the last one I transcribed, thus completing my first full set of string quartets. Note there was a long hiatus (read: laziness) period between completion of the first and the other movements.

The first movement of this Quartet never fails to remind me, starting from bar 18, of Mozart’s String Quintet in the same tonality (the No.3 KV 515).

See also

Haydn piano transcriptions


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