String Quartet No.13, Op.86 (Myaskovsky, Nikolay)

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Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzgiz, (1956). Plate M. 25238 Г.
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Work Title String Quartet No.13
Alternative. Title
Composer Myaskovsky, Nikolay
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.86
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. INM 55
Key A minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
  1. Moderato, A minor, 170 bars
  2. Presto fantastico, A minor, 331 bars
  3. Andante con moto e molto cantabile, A major, 154 bars
  4. Molto vivo, energico, A minor, 290 bars
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1949
First Performance. 1950-10-21, Beethoven Quartet
First Publication. 1951 – Moscow: Gos. muzykalʹnoe izd-vo
Copyright Information This work is claimed to be under copyright in the USA due to
"restoration" via the GATT/TRIPS amendment (Section 104). NIE-V8001P652
Dedication The Beethoven Quartet (Dmitri Tsyganov, Vasily Shirinsky, violins ; Vadim Borisovsky, viola ; Sergei Shirinsky, cello)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 25 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello
Discography All Music Guide
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At least eight* commercial recordings (counting LPs and CDs), including one by the Beethoven Quartet (Kvartet imeni Bethovena) which premiered the work and to which it was dedicated, alongside Glière's 4th quartet.*

  • The original recording with the Beethoven Quartet, the more recent recording with the Taneev Quartet (on LP, reissued several times), digital recordings by the Borodin Quartet (recorded in 2009), Kopelman Quartet, Quartet Renoir, Pacifica Quartet, Gostelradio Quartet, and New Philharmonic Quartet.
String Quartets by Nikolay Myaskovsky