String Quintet, Op.68 (Ries, Ferdinand)


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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d. Plate 1243.*
Misc. Notes ONB gives 1825 as the publication date. Ferdinand Ries Gesellschaft, 1816.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d. Plate 1243.
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General Information

Work Title String Quintet
Alternative. Title String Quintet No.2
Composer Ries, Ferdinand
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.68
Key D minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
  1. Andante - Allegro agitato (D minor)
  2. Andante (A major)
  3. Menuetto. Moderato (D minor)
  4. Finale. Allegro (D minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1811, St. Petersburg
First Publication. 1818?
Dedication Andreas Romberg (1767–1821) and Bernhard Romberg (1767–1841) (à ses amis André et Bernard Romberg)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 violins, 2 violas, cello

Misc. Comments

this may be his string quintet no.2 (or 3?) Ries' quintet no.1 seems to be his quintet no.1 in C major opus 37 published ca.1810 by Böhme of Hamburg. (Yep- according to the Gesellschaft the quintets are Op.37 in C, 1809; Op.68 in D minor, 1809 Vienna/1811 St. Petersburg; Quintet (with flute) in B minor Op.107 (1818); Quintet no.4 in A minor Op.167 (1827); Quintet No.5 in G major Op.171 (1833?); Quintet No.6 in E major Op.183 (1833); Quintet No.7 in F minor WoO 62 (1836); Quintet (No.8) in A WoO 75 (undated).)

also, this is advertised in Allegemeine Musikalische Zeitung (October 1818 issue, page 744 of 1818 volume. Often though not always new issues specifically are advertised in these columns.) First published by Peters and Clementi, composed 1811 in St. Petersburg acc. to Ries' Catalogue Thematique, pp.44–45.