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 ( = 92)
III. Variations:
Theme: Andantino ( = 96) -
Variation I: Poco tranquillo ( = 80) -
Variation II: Poco agitato ( = 96) -
Variation III: Andante ( = 80) -
Variation IV: Vivace scherzando ( = 120) -
IV. Finale: Allegro ( = 100)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1899
First Performance. 1901 January 2, St. Petersburg
First Publication. 1902
Dedication Konstantin Saradzhev (1877-1954)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 27 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello
External Links Edition Silvertrust
Gliere Opus List

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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 (and some other sources) has/have 1899 for composition date, as does a Gliere opus list- going by the latter source.

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. Premiere was in 1902 (New Style) - see Gliere opus list.)