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Hänsel: Three String Quartets, Op. 5

Peter Hänsel
Three String Quartets, Opus 5
Edited by Mark Alan Leach
C078
Hänsel: Three String Quartets, Op. 5
Full Score (2008)
978-0-89579-646-2
9x12, xiv + 101 pp.

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Performance Parts

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C078P1
Instrumental Part(s) (2008)
Set of 4 parts (vn. 1; vn. 2; va.; vc.)
$20.00

C078P2
Instrumental Part(s) (2008)
Set of 4 parts (vn. 1; vn. 2; va.; vc.)
$25.00

C078P3
Instrumental Part(s) (2008)
Set of 4 parts (vn. 1; vn. 2; va.; vc.)
$25.00
Contemporary critics viewed Peter Hänsel (1770–1831) as a principal representative of the "true" quartet school of Haydn and Mozart. Having studied composition with Haydn during the 1790s, Hänsel maintained a relatively conservative compositional stance throughout his career, carrying Haydn’s late style well into the nineteenth century while still managing to develop his own voice. A composer of almost exclusively chamber music, his fifty-eight string quartets stand out as his most significant contributions. The opus 5 quartets in particular represent Hänsel’s debt to Haydn and his mastery of the quintessential Viennese Classical idiom. This edition presents the opus 5 quartets for the first time in a modern edition, providing an important resource for Hänsel scholars and modern performers looking for new Classical-period repertory.
Quartet No. 1 in A Major
  I. Allegro molto
  II. Adagio
  III. Menuetto: Allegretto
  IV. Finale: Presto
 
Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major
  I. Allegro non troppo
  II. Menuetto: Allegretto
  III. Andante
  IV. Rondo: Allegro
 
Quartet No. 3 in D Major
  I. Allegro vivace
  II. Allegretto scherzo
  III. Adagio cantabile
  IV. Finale: Allegro
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