String Quartet No.4 in C minor (Heise, Peter)


Sheet Music

Scores and Parts

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Schissel (2014/2/15)

Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(1857?).
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PMLP510262-peter heise kvartet no4.pdf

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Copyist possibly Julius Holm, copyist?
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.
Misc. Notes M.s. copy parts. Much "cleaner" than the full score, possibly some differences.
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General Information

Work Title String Quartet No.4 in C minor
Alternative. Title
Composer Heise, Peter
Key C minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements.
  1. Largo - Allegro molto
  2. Andante (Andantino?) tranquillo (G major)
  3. Menuetto. Allegro moderato
  4. Finale. Vivace
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1857?
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 Violins, viola, cello

Misc. Comments

According to Wikipedia-da, Heise wrote 6 string quartets. The (autograph/copy) manuscripts of 5 of them (we have no.2 in G from ca.(?)1852 here already...) have now been digitized by the Danish Royal Library. (The full score of no.4 is certainly an autograph; the first page of the finale is crossed out after two systems (Presto) before the composer starts over with something new- a copyist would have passed over that page entirely.)

Heise's 6 string quartets will be recorded on the Danish Dacapo label in several installments, the first CD expected out in 2015.

There seems to be no date on the ms; however Robin Stowell (in the Cambridge Companion to the String Quartet) writes

"Heise, on the other hand, composed six quartets, the most distinctive of which, in C minor (1857)"...

The keys of Heise's string quartets, by the way, are (by the numbering used by DKB)

No.1 in B minor (h mol)
No.2 in G major
No.3 in B major (score bundled with autograph scores of quartets 1 and 2 in a manuscript volume at DKB, which has been scanned.)
No.4 in C minor
No.5 in A major
No.6 in G minor