String Quartet No.2, Op.59 (Goossens, Eugene)

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Performer Pages Steve's Bedroom Band (string quartet)
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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1942. B. & H. 8863.
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General Information

Work Title String Quartet No.2
Alternative. Title Quartet No.2 for Strings
Composer Goossens, Eugene
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.59
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
I. Mesto. Moderato con moto
II. Andante con tristezza
III. Con spirito (alla Burlesca)
IV. Epilogue. Mesto. Allegro vivace (quasi alla breve)
First Publication. 1942 – London: Boosey & Hawkes
Copyright Information U.S. copyright status: copyright renewed 1969 (R459701)

In the USA, This item is not in the public domain because it was renewed 28 years after first publication with a proper notice or it was "restored" to copyright status via a Notice of Intent to Enforce (NIE) under the provisions of the GATT/TRIPS amendments. It will enter the US public domain on January 1st, 2038.

Dedication Dedicated to my dear friend Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, on her birthday, October 30th, 1940
Average DurationAvg. Duration 32 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello