[tbpt66] – J. Haydn – String Quartet in G major Op 33 No 5 (Hob.III:41) – piano transcription

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:

  1. Vivace assai
  2. Largo. Cantabile
  3. Scherzo. Allegro
  4. Finale. Allegretto

Score

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

Recordings

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

YouTube channel (embedded links below)

Comment

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”.

See also

Haydn piano transcriptions

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