String Quartet No.1, Op.2 (Glière, Reinhold)

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Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzgiz, 1955. Plate M. 24866 Г.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff, 1902. Plate 2351.
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Work Title String Quartet No.1
Alternative. Title
Composer Glière, Reinhold
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.2
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRG 56
Key A major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
I. Allegro (= 138)
II. Allegro (Half note.png ‧ = 92)
III. Variations:
Theme: Andantino (= 96) -
Variation I: Poco tranquillo (= 80) -
Variation II: Poco agitato (= 96) -
Variation III: Andante (Eighth-note.png = 80) -
Variation IV: Vivace scherzando (♩‧ = 120) -
IV. Finale: Allegro (Half note.png ‧ = 100)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1900?
First Publication. 1902
Average DurationAvg. Duration 27 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello

Misc. Comments

At least two recordings - on Melodiia LP in the 1980s (with String Quartet No.3, Op.67 in D minor) and on a Hungaroton CD around 2005 (with String Quartet No.2, Op.20 in G minor).

Wikipedia has 1899 for composition date.

Given its first Vienna performance by the Ševčík quartet on November 22 1905 (composer given as "Rudolf" Glière) - see Musikbuch aus Österreich (Vienna Concerts, early January 1906 publication. Described as first performance, not first performance "in Wien" as with other works on that page, but it seems likely, if not yet proven, that the work was performed elsewhere between 1899 and 1905).