String Quartet No.2, Op.13 (Weiner, Leó)

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Editor First edition
Engraver Hamburg: Moritz Dreißig
Publisher. Info. Budapest: Franz Bárd & Sohn, 1923. Plate B.F.F. Nº 2482.
Misc. Notes Parts provided by interlibrary loan from Cornell University. Penciled articulations by unknown hand.
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General Information

Work Title String Quartet No.2
Alternative. Title II. fisz-moll vonósnégyes
Composer Weiner, Leó
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.13
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ILW 14
Key F-sharp minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Lento - Allegro appassionato - Lento - Tempo I
  2. Molto vivace (A minor)
  3. Andante - attacca
  4. Allegro con anima - Moderato - Molto allegro (più mosso come tempo I)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1921
First Publication. 1923
Dedication Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge
Average DurationAvg. Duration 25-27 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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Recorded on a Hungaroton CD (Auer Quartet, 1997), runs 26:41; Hungaroton LP (1962 Hungarian Radio recording) released in 1985, Weiner Quartet, 26:59 or so; an earlier LP (1961), same ensemble (or string orchestra recording- unclear?), timing about 26:35 (see description of mp3 issue of this recording) ; so generally fairly consistently about 26 minutes so far (25 for the live recording on YouTube.)

Small full score published in 1924 by Wiener Philharmonischer Verlag. See Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1924), p.53.