String Quartet, Op.5 (Le Guillard, Albert)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Paris: Senart, 1918. Plate E. M. S. 3840.
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Work Title String Quartet
Alternative. Title
Composer Le Guillard, Albert
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.5
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAL 1
Key A minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
  1. Très modéré ( = 54) - En animant progressivement jusqu'au mouvt vif - Vif ( = 112) - Modéré ( = 76) - Animato - Allegro ( = 104) - Agitato ( = 116) --.. - Tempo Io ( = 54)
  2. Lent et calme (la  = 52) (in D major) - Sensiblement animé - Poco animato - même mouvt - Avec agitation et en animant - Vif ( = 66) - Tempo I0 - Poco animato - Même mouvt - To Io
  3. Vif et rythmé (la  = 116) - Même mouvt mais sans rigueur - Sensiblement plus lent ( = 80) - To Io (la ♩ du 2/4=la ♩. du 9/8) -  = 192 - Lento ( = 50) - Vif ( = 116) - Tempo Io
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1914-18
First Performance. 1919 Spring, the Poulet Quartet.
First Publication. 1918
Dedication Au Quatuor Gaston Poulet en témoignage d'admiration et de vive reconnaissance.
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello
External Links BNF data (gives 1917 for date - ? perhaps he found time to sketch it out while at war?)

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First movement begins in an uneasy A minor/C major; its (presumably) main theme Agitato is clearly in A minor; finale is in A minor (ending A major in its last 3 bars though in a cadence going basically F major - D minor - B-flat major - finally A major).

New York Times reviews, available at their website, in the leadup to the NYC premiere by the Flonzaley Quartet in November 1919, mention that this quartet was premiered in Paris that Spring. (Nov. 23 1919 issue.)

Note: Publication noted in the Bibliographie de la France 2e série, 108e année, Nº 4, 24 Janvier 1919, p.28, r.72. (the 1919 volume of Bibliographie de la France accessible via Hathitrust.)

Begun in 1914, first movement completed that year, broken off for military service, concluded when the composer returned in 1918. The December 27 1919 issue of Musical America (linked on the category page, with a brief biography of the composer) also notes that the quartet was recently published by Maurice Senart.