String Quartets: Opus 55, 64 and 71 Complete
by Jospeh Haydn
(Paperback - June 1980)
Quartets, Op. 42, 50 and 54
by Joseph Haydn
New Grove Haydn
by Georg Feder (Author), James Webster (Author)
by Franz Joseph Haydn
by Joseph Haydn
(Paperback - October 1984)
by Anna Harwell Celenza, et al
Quartets: Op. 17, Complete [UNABRIDGED]
by Joseph Haydn, Wilhelm Altmann (Editor)
Great Haydn Quartets: Their Interpretatio.
(Famous Children Series)
by Hans Keller
(Hardcover - October 1986.
by Ann Rachlin, Susan Hellard, Tony Hart
Paperback from Barrons Juveniles
Reader's Guide to Haydn's Early String Quartets
by William Drabkin
Book Description: The six string quartets comprising Joseph
Haydn's Opus 20 (composed in 1772) are the first works in the genre to
have received consistent critical attention from writers on music. The
quartets Haydn wrote before this date, though rarely discussed by historians
and theorists and seldom performed in public, are nevertheless fundamental
to the development of the quartet and thus inseparable from Opus 20 itself.
This thoughtful discussion provides a basis upon which to study the quartet
by showing how the relationship among the four players can be be understood
as a musical dialogue. A methodology is developed for analyzing these quartets
by focusing on the characteristics of string instruments that inform not
only the style of the music, but also the materials of the composition.
The changing relationships among the instruments reveal the level of sophistication
evident in Haydn's earlier works and attest to the affinity these works
have with his later masterpieces. Music scholars and educators will appreciate
the generous musical examples and clear prose that illuminate the more
detailed analysis of the Opus 20 set.
Hardcover from Greenwood Publishing Group