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I started arranging all of Haydn's Symphonies and String Quartets for Piano. (Read 971 times)

Offline marijn210999

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Hi guys,

So for the past few months I've totally discovered Haydn's music. I knew some of his piano sonatas but listening to all of his symphonies, string quartets, piano trios, vocal music, etc. really opened my eyes to what a genius this man was. So I decided to arrange all his symphonies and string quartets for piano (lol, I know). I've done quite a few so far (7 quartets and 11 symphonies). Two more symphonies are coming up tommorow. I hope these will encourage many more of us to discover this great composer's music. Anyone interested you can find the arrangements here:

http://imslp.org/wiki/Category:Hartkamp,_Marijn

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Offline perfect_pitch

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As someone who loves arranging, I must say - the scores are very clean and neat, well written and the scoring used is rather nice.

I'll admit that although I haven't listened to a lot of Haydns Symphonies or String Quartets, the arrangements seem to be quite meaty (meaning you've done a lot to ensure as much harmony and notes from the original quartets are in the score) and the articulation certainly seems rather precise.

I love hearing about arrangements like these - new material to sight-read. Well done.

Offline marijn210999

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As someone who loves arranging, I must say - the scores are very clean and neat, well written and the scoring used is rather nice.

I'll admit that although I haven't listened to a lot of Haydns Symphonies or String Quartets, the arrangements seem to be quite meaty (meaning you've done a lot to ensure as much harmony and notes from the original quartets are in the score) and the articulation certainly seems rather precise.

I love hearing about arrangements like these - new material to sight-read. Well done.

Hey, thanks for your feedback. I try to make all of my arrangements as rich as possible in harmony whilst also trying to make sure they are still playable. I also try to preserve the original texture of the work as much as possible. This means my symphony arrangements are much more orchestral and I think sometimes more technically difficult whilst the quartets have a more intimate setting but are more difficult in terms of polyphony.