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Haydn: String Quartet in G minor, Op.20, No.3

Helen Wallace for Building a Library makes a personal choice from among the available recordings of Haydn's String Quartet: Op. 20 No. 3 in G Minor.

The six string quartets Opus 20 by Joseph Haydn were a milestone in his journey to become "the father of the string quartet". The quartets were composed in 1772 at a time of turmoil in Haydn's life, and also when he was coming into contact with the new philosophical and political ideas sweeping Europe.

Recommended Recording:

Haydn: ‘Sun’ Quartets Op.20, Nos. 1-3 (Vol. 1)

Chiaroscuro Quartet


Other Recommended Recording:

Below is another recording that Helen also liked, although we can’t guarantee availability.

Hagen Quartet

DG 4399202 (2 CDs)

Release date:


44 minutes


Role Contributor
Composer Joseph Haydn

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