String Quartet, Op.150 No.1 (Ries, Ferdinand)

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Publisher. Info. Bonn: N. Simrock, n.d.(ca.1829). Plate 2578.
Reprinted London: Merton Music, No.4241, n.d.(1996-2010).
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General Information

Work Title String Quartet
Alternative. Title Drei Quartette für Zwei Violinen, Bratsche und Violoncell (Op.150)
Composer Ries, Ferdinand
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.150 No.1
Key A minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Allegro con spirito- Andantino (alternate)
  2. Adagio con moto (E major)
  3. Scherzo. Allegro non troppo
  4. Finale. Allegro
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1826 Godesburg
First Publication. 1829 (or earlier?)
Dedication M. le General de Witzleben (?)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello
External Links RISM 452500359 Stabikat Berlin copy of score

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Date 1826 from inscription on RISM copy of score. Op.150 published 1829 by A. Farrenc. Publication noted in the Bibliographie de la France 1e série, 12e année (35e de la collection), Nº 5, 31 Janvier 1829, p.80, r.35.

The Allegro - Andantino - (alternating) scheme of the first movement may have been suggested (this is a guess...) by something Beethoven does in a few of his sonatas and quartets (especially Op.130)...