Duo for Violin and Cello, H.157 (Martinů, Bohuslav)

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 Complete Score (CA)
#272519 - 0.77MB, 17 pp. -  4.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (11- V/24/30

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Publisher Info.:

Paris: Max Eschig, 1928. Plate S.M. 144.


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General Information

Work Title Duo No. 1 for Violin and Cello
Alternative Title
Composer Martinů, Bohuslav
Opus/Catalogue Number H.157
Movements/Sections 2 sections
  1. Prelude
  2. Rondo
Year/Date of Composition 1927
First Performance 1927-03-17 in Paris
Stanislav Novak (violin), Mauritz Frank (cello)
First Publication 1928
Dedication Stanislav Novak & Mauritz Frank
Composer Time Period Modern
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Violin, Cello

Misc. Comments

Composed in Paris where he had been a resident for 3 years, this first duo (out of 2 for this format) was dedicated to his compatriots, the violinist Stanislav Novak and the cellist Mauritz Frank, of string quartet fame (they played his String Quartet No.1 in its first performance, in Prague). This duo was first performed on 17th March 1927.

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