String Quartet No.2 (Schulhoff, Erwin)

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Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1929. Plate U.E. 9670.
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Work Title String Quartet No.2
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Composer Schulhoff, Erwin
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
I. Allegro agitato
II. Tema con variazioni. Moderato
III. Allegro gajo
IV. Finale. Andante quasi introduzione - Allegro molto
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1925 July 29
First Performance. 1925 November 12, Berlin
First Publication. 1929
Dedication ...à mes amis, le Quatuor Roth à Paris: Roth, Antal, Molnar et van Doorn
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation String quartet (2 violins, Viola, Cello)
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Misc. Comments

The year 1925 is given in the article on Schulhoff in the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians; it is not, however, specified if this is the year in which composition was completed, the year in which the premiere took place, the year of the first publication, et cetera.

The premiere did take place in 1925, in any event, and it seems publication took place in 1929. For some more on Schulhoff and on his quartets, see this rather interesting article from Music & Letters. - ES

Autograph @ ONB has date July 29 1925. That answers the question more or less (given that autograph scores don't always give exact dates of composition beginning or end- sometimes being dated well after completion- but will accept this answer :) ) - ES