3 String Quartets (Zach, Jan)

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 Complete Parts
#70730 - 2.33MB, 21 (facing) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/C/V - 747x

PDF scanned by Theo Wyatt
KGill (2010/7/9)

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: Pro Musica, n.d.(ca.1947).


London: Merton Music, No.4839, n.d.(1996-2010).


Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

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General Information

Work Title 3 String Quartets
Alternative Title
Composer Zach, Jan
Opus/Catalogue Number ? ; KomZ C14 ; ?
Key A major, F major, A major
First Publication 1910s?
Composer Time Period Classical
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello or string orchestra
External Links RISM 550401723 (abschrift of first quartet. Part of 2 quartets, named Sinfonia a V. V. Viola e Basso in copy - copies made between 1911 and 1912 for the instrumental parts from materials at Manuscript Grossherzogliche hofbibliotek in Darmstadt No 3889, by Alois Hnilička.)
RISM 450011539 (KomZ C14)

Misc. Comments

The Darmstadt ms.? copied by Hnilička included parts for string quartets (called sinfonias for strings?) in A major, one of them the first of the 3 quartets here, the other, however, not the 3rd of the 3 quartets here (viz. RISM.) Hnilička also copied out a quartet in B by Zach listed @ RISM (described in his copy as a Quatro ó Sinfonia.)

No.2 is actually Sinfonia in F, KomZ C14, for strings. Then again, I gather, even in the early classical era (Mozart's first few string quartets were just an example) the quartet was not chamber music (for which several loose definitions have been proposed...), but rather a work written to be performed either by a small orchestra of strings or by a group of 4 as needed...

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