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Sonata for Two Pianos: 3rd Movement - Finale

Composer
Joseph Haydn
Year of composition
1798
Arranger
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
5 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Duet
Instrumental parts
Not available

Given the great range and depth of Haydn�s sonatas for solo piano it has always been a source of regret that he never wrote a sonata for two pianos. Here is my attempt to rectify this gap in the repertoire, written as a companion piece for Mozart�s masterly two piano sonata, K. 448. It�s taken from Haydn�s late String quartet in G, op. 77, no. 1 (which also exists as a violin or flute sonata). It lasts 18 minutes, it�s full of his characteristic energy with a wonderful contemplative adagio and I�ve found it very enjoyable to play.

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