String Quartet No.1, Op.4 No.1 (Spohr, Louis)




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4 more: Violin I • Violin II • Viola • Cello

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Publisher. Info. Milan: Ricordi, n.d.(ca.1823). Plate 1420.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.[1889]. Plate 7319.
Reprinted London: Merton Music, No.4269, n.d.(1996-2010).
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

III. Adagio - IV. Allegro

For Organ (Best)

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Arranger William Thomas Best (1826-1897)
Publisher. Info. Arrangements from the Scores of the Great Masters, Vol.1 (pp.136-147)
London: Novello, Ewer & Co., n.d. Plate 2229.
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General Information

Work Title String Quartet No.1
Alternative. Title String Quartet
Composer Spohr, Louis
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.4 No.1
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ILS 78
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
I. Allegro spiritoso
II. Menuetto: Allegretto - Trio
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1805
First Publication. 1807 ca. – Leipzig: Kühnel, Plate 455
Dedication The Duke of Gotha & Atembourg
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello
Related Works 2 String Quartets, Op.4
External Links Wikipedia article (Italian)

Misc. Comments

From Brown's "Louis Spohr: A Critical Biography" "it is possible he would have consigned the manuscript [of the quartets] to oblivion... had it not been for his publisher, Kühnel of Leipzig [who having heard them in 1807 and having already published the concerto no.2 and duets opus 3 persuaded Spohr] to allow the quartets to be published." (p.44, 1984 Cambridge University Press edition) (composed in 1807 also, see Brown, p.43. "Probably composed over the preceding two or three years" - p.44.)