Joseph Haydn

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Nationality: Austrian
Born: March 31, 1732, Rohrau, Austria Died: May 31, 1809, Vienna (age 77)

String Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 9, No. 2, Hob.III:20

(for 2 violins, viola and cello)
6:43 I. Moderato
2:46 II. Menuetto - Trio
5:07 III. Adagio - Cantabile
3:12 IV. Finale. Allegro di molto
Duration: 19 minutes (approximately)
Composed: c. 1769, Or earlier (age 36-37)
Published: c. 1771, Amsterdam: J.J. Hummel (age 38-39)
Note: Finale tempo marking varies: Allegro di molto vs. Allegro molto vs. Allegretto. Likewise variants of Menuetto. The third movement is indeed into sections: an adagio introduction then cantabile.
7 recordings, 28 videos
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9:49
Festetics Quartet
I. Moderato
3:06
Festetics Quartet
II. Menuetto - Trio
4:32
Festetics Quartet
III. Adagio - Cantabile
3:25
Festetics Quartet
IV. Finale. Allegro di molto
6:05
Kodály Quartet
I. Moderato
2:36
Kodály Quartet
II. Menuetto - Trio
5:24
Kodály Quartet
III. Adagio - Cantabile
2:45
Kodály Quartet
IV. Finale. Allegro di molto
5:36
Dekany Quartet
I. Moderato
2:38
Dekany Quartet
II. Menuetto - Trio
5:52
Dekany Quartet
III. Adagio - Cantabile
2:28
Dekany Quartet
IV. Finale. Allegro di molto
6:40
Tátrai Quartet
I. Moderato
3:28
Tátrai Quartet
II. Menuetto - Trio
5:03
Tátrai Quartet
III. Adagio - Cantabile
3:34
Tátrai Quartet
IV. Finale. Allegro di molto
6:05
Buchberger Quartet
I. Moderato
2:35
Buchberger Quartet
II. Menuetto - Trio
5:19
Buchberger Quartet
III. Adagio - Cantabile
3:31
Buchberger Quartet
IV. Finale. Allegro di molto
6:31
Unknown ensemble
I. Moderato
2:32
Unknown ensemble
II. Menuetto - Trio
5:39
Unknown ensemble
III. Adagio - Cantabile
3:27
Unknown ensemble
IV. Finale. Allegro di molto
4:31
Attacca Quartet
I. Moderato
2:26
Attacca Quartet
II. Menuetto - Trio
4:46
Attacca Quartet
III. Adagio - Cantabile
2:40
Attacca Quartet
IV. Finale. Allegro di molto

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