2 String Quartets, Op.4 (Spohr, Louis)

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#21310 - 3.98MB, 41 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- V/V/V - 421x

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PMLP49173-Spohr 2 Quartets Op.4.pdf
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Milan: Ricordi, n.d.(ca.1823). Plate 1420.


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General Information

Work Title 2 String Quartets
Alternative Title
Composer Spohr, Louis
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.4
Key see below
Movements/Sections 2 quartets ; 4 movements (each)
Year/Date of Composition 1805
First Publication 1807 ca. – Leipzig: Kühnel, Plate 455
Dedication Gotha & Atembourg
Composer Time Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello

Misc. Comments

From Brown's "Louis Spohr: A Critical Biography" "it is possible he would have consigned the manuscript [of the quartets] to oblivion... had it not been for his publisher, Kühnel of Leipzig [who having heard them in 1807 and having already published the concerto no.2 and duets opus 3 persuaded Spohr] to allow the quartets to be published." (p.44, 1984 Cambridge University Press edition) (composed in 1807 also, see Brown, p.43. "Probably composed over the preceding two or three years" - p.44.)

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