6 String Quartets, Op.12 (Abel, Carl Friedrich)

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PMLP142107-4903.Abel-Op012.pts.pdf
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Berlin: J. J. Hummel, n.d. Plate 345.

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London: Merton Music, No.4903, n.d.(1996-2010).

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Quartet in A major, WK 68 (No.2)

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PMLP142107-Abel op.12 2 Violine1.pdf
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Berlin: J. J. Hummel, n.d. Plate 345.

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Extracted from the Hummel edition

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Quartet in A major, WK 68 (No.2)

For Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello

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PMLP142107-Abel op.12 2 parts.pdf
Arranger:

unknown (18th century)

Editor:

Stanley Sadie (1930–2005)

Publisher Info.:

Monteux: Musica Rara, 1960. Plate M.R. 1218.

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The source of this edition is Bremners edition according to the preface. There are a few differences to the Hummel edition, which may have its origin at Bremners edition or by the editor of Musica Rara.

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For Oboe, Violin, Viola and Cello (Notenschreiber)

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PMLP142107-Abel Oboenquartett G score.pdf
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Derived from the Musica Rara Edition, transposed to G-major

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Quartet in B major, WK 71 (No.5)

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PMLP142107-Abel Oboenquartett score.pdf
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General Information

Work Title 6 String Quartets
Alternative Title
Composer Abel, Carl Friedrich
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.12
Movements/Sections 6 quartets
  1. Quartet in C major, WK 67
  2. Quartet in A major, WK 68
  3. Quartet in F major, WK 69
  4. Quartet in D major, WK 70
  5. Quartet in B major, WK 71
  6. Quartet in G major, WK 72
First Publication 1775
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello [see discussion]
Mss Sources Mss parts with cembalo, ca.1780 (D-B, Mus.ms. 250/10)
Mss parts, 1774. Quartet in D major, WK 70 (D-Bsa. SA 3546)
Mss parts, ca.1780, Quartet in B major, WK 71 (CZ-Pnm, XXII A 9)


Misc. Comments

  • In all six quartets of the Hummel edition, the first violin part is marked "Violino o Flauto Primo", but some movements doesn't fit in the range of the flute.
  • Erstdruck unter dem Titel "A Second Set of Six Quartettos for two Violins, a Tenor, and Violoncello Obligato. Composed by C.F. Abel Opus XII Printed for the Author ... by R. Bremner, London". No.1, No.2 and No.6 also for flute instead of violin 1. Remark for the 6 quartets in Berlin (Mus.ms 250/10): "Insgesamt 6 einzelne Quartette ohne Opuszahl. Die Manuskripte 1 u. 2 sind als Autographe anzusehen. Nr. 3-6 sind von unbekannter Handschrift." (W. Knape)
  • There is a version by Abel himself of the movements 1 and 3 of No.5 in BNF for Oboe, Violin, Viola and Violoncello.
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