String Quartet, Op.10 (Nováček, Ottokar)




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Performers Steve's bedroom band (string quartet)
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Publisher. Info. Berlin: N. Simrock, 1898. Plate 11093.
Reprinted London: Merton Music, No.4188, n.d.
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General Information

Work Title String Quartet
Alternative. Title String Quartet No.2
Composer Nováček, Ottokar
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.10
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ION 8
Key E-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Allegro molto. (In heiterer Stimmung.)
  2. Molto Adagio
  3. Presto
  4. Vivace (Sehr lustig und lebhaft.)
First Performance. 1899 January 18 or earlier
First Publication. 1898 or earlier
Dedication Helene Friedrich
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello

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performed 1913 March 8 (may have been UK premiere judging from Musical Times description) by Brodsky Quartet (to which Nováček had belonged during his lifetime). Also, performed in Helsingfors in 1901 according to the Monthly Musical Record for June 1, 1901, p.139.

January 18 1899 - first performance in England (see Musical Times, February 1, 1899, page 118. Date given as "following Wednesday" after "11th ult."- that is, one week after, since January 11th was itself a Wednesday. From phrasing, possibly or probably not premiere, but an early date. Also, see Brodsky Collection - is this the quartet referred to in the letter AB/791 ? If so, premiered about a year earlier! - Schissel