3 String Quartets, Op.1 (Walter, August)




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No.1 in D major

PDF scanned by Theo Wyatt
KGill (2010/6/17)

Editor First edition (reprint)
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Tobias Haslinger, n.d.[1845]. Plate T.H. 9167.
Reprinted London: Merton Music, No.4312, n.d.(1996-2010).
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Merton-Ourtext Project.
The pages have been arranged 2-up in imposition (booklet) order for duplex printing on A3 paper and require an A3 printer. Alternatively, this work can be mail-ordered from Ourtext's website. Ourtext prints have undergone editing, and legibility and accuracy can be expected to be superior to Merton archive files displayed here. . 4 movements: Allegro. Andante con moto (A major). Menuetto (G major) - Trio - Menuetto. Vivace.
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General Information

Work Title 3 String Quartets
Alternative. Title
Composer Walter, August
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.1
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAW 2
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3: in D, F? and C minor (or D, C minor and F major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1840–1842
First Publication. 1844-5 – Vienna: Tobias Haslinger
Dedication Louis Spohr
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello

Misc. Comments

These 3 quartets are mentioned by Baker's in their brief biography of Walter (and in HMB, and in the Walter entry on Wikipedia, in their brief worklist.)

BSB (Bavarian library) also has these works, it seems "scannable on demand".

A list of Walter's manuscripts at Basel library lists Op.1 quartets and gives their dates of composition as 1840-1842. 2 quartets are also listed separately that may be part of the Op.1 set (or may be other quartets he composed around the same time) with keys D minor and C minor. (The C minor could be Op.1 No.3; the D minor, Op.1 No.2, depending on the accuracy of our source which has it as F major instead- inaccuracies parallel or relative-minor-wise in publications about music have never been rare.)

Dutch Royal Library has the order of nos. 2 and 3 as C minor and F major, and the date of issue as 1844 (from WeinmannSSH, Bd.2, p.159: dat. Nov. 1844 for no.3).