original piano transcription of Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet Op 33 No 5 (Hob.III:41) in G major
composition date: 1781
transcription date: 2011
- 1st mvt.: April 26 – July 22
- 2nd mvt.: August 11 – November 05
- 3rd mvt.: August 10 – 11
- 4rd mvt.: October 08 – November 05
complete piano transcription (piano solo arrangement) of all 4 movements:
- Vivace assai
- Largo. Cantabile
- Scherzo. Allegro
- Finale. Allegretto
YouTube channel (embedded links below)
Transposed in A flat major, because it sounds even better 🙂
The YouTube videos are the transposed version; on IMSLP you can find both the transposed version (in Ab) and the original tonality (in G).
My reference interpretation (as you could guess from the short cadenza of the first movement): by Quatuour Mosaiques.
I fail to understand why the most beautiful quartets either don’t get a nickname or get a lame one… I mean this quartet is so overflowing with joy, it’s a love confession to someone, how could they come up with just “how do you do?” as a nickname? Talk about an understatement…
If I could pick a title for it, I’d call it “Love Letter”.