String Quartet No.1 (Borodin, Aleksandr)

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 I. Moderato - Allegro
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 II. Andante con moto
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 III. Scherzo. Prestissimo - abridged
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 IV. Andante - Allegro risoluto
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra (string quartet)

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Palo Alto: Musopen, 2012.

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 [tag/del]

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Source: Musopen (lossless files also available)

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 Complete Score
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PMLP19369-Borodin - String Quartet No1 FS rsl.pdf
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Hamburg: D. Rahter, n.d.[1884]. Plate 2497.

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 Complete Score
#381006 - 16.57MB, 50 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 36x

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 Complete score
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TchaikBorodinStr4tets.jpg
Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff, 1894. Plate 1001.

Reprinted:

Tchaikovsky & Borodin - Complete String Quartets (pp.141-86)
Mineola: Dover Publications, 1994.

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Belaieff issued a study score (re-engraved) in 1894. They issued a large score and parts in 1890 (plates 216, 217)

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 Violin I
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 Violin II
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 Viola
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 Cello
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PMLP19369-Borodin Quartet Violin 1.pdf
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Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff, n.d.[1890]. Plate 217.

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Moscow: Muzgiz, 1931. Plate 12129

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 Violin 1
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 Violin 2
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 Viola
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 Cello
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PMLP19369-Borodin - String Quartet No.1 in A Major vn1.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff, n.d.[1890]. Plate 217.

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Frankfurt: Belaieff, n.d.(after 1950). Ed.224.

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 Violin 1
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 Violin 2
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 Viola
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 Cello
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 Cover
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PMLP19369-borod quart1 vl1.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff, n.d.[1890]. Plate 217.

Reprinted:

New York: International Music Company, n.d. Plate 1534.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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Measure numbers added

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General Information

Work Title String Quartet No.1
Alternative Title On a Theme of Beethoven
Composer Borodin, Aleksandr
Key A major
Movements/Sections 4 movements
I. Moderato - Allegro
II. Andante con moto
III. Scherzo. Prestissimo
IV. Andante - Allegro risoluto
Year/Date of Composition 1877
First Publication 1878
Dedication Dedicated to Mme. N. Rimsky-Korsakow
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 violin, viola, cello


Misc. Comments

Elements of Movements I, II and IV are based on the Finale of Beethoven's String Quartet No. 13 in B major, Op.130.

(Who published it in 1878?)

According to Borodin and Liszt by (or translated by, or both?) Alfred Habets, pp.195-6, D. Rahter, I think (or maybe Jurgenson republished by Rahter? In google preview I can only see page 196, and only the second half of a sentence ending in Rahter- I am guessing what is meant). - Schissel (oh- no, it says ..."Korsakoff. (Hamburg, Rahter.) ..." that's less ambiguous.)

We have a 1884 Rahter edition- did they really publish it earlier (1878) also?... can we find some better evidence than just the one claim? - ES
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