String Quartet in F
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|Full name of work:||String Quartet in F|
|Composer:||Hoffstetter, Roman (1742-1815), Austrian|
|Music category:||Chamber music.|
|Instruments:||Standard string quartet, i.e. 2 violins, viola and 'cello.|
|Name of file creator:||White, John H|
|e-mail address:||jalbis127 "at" gmail "dot" com|
|Comments:||Hoffstetter was a Benedictine monk who wrote a number of string quartets strongly influenced by Haydn's early quartet style. Indeed, this one is from a set of 6 passed off by publishers as being by Haydn himself. Right up to the late 1950's it was universally known as Haydn's Op 3 No 5. The Serenade slow movement was, in the 1940's and 50's , used by the BBC Home Service as an introduction to their beginners' chamber music programme, "Music in Miniature".|
The 1st violin part in the 2nd movement was originally marked "con Sordino", but neither Noteworthy nor General Midi have any provision for muted strings.
I once again acknowledge the help he had from Grant Hicks with proof reading.