String Quartet No.2, Op.30 (Hollander, Benoit)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: A. Durand et Fils, 1910. Plate D. et F. 7491.
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Work Title String Quartet No.2
Alternative. Title
Composer Hollander, Benoit
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.30
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IBH 3
Key C-sharp minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Lento e serioso, sans traîner - Allegro energico
  2. Andante
  3. All[egre]tto mod[era]to ma con moto
  4. Molto Moderato (quasi fantasia)
First Publication. 1910
Dedication A Eugène Ysaÿe, Souvenir amical.
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello

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There are at least 5 string quartets, with the 5th doing double-duty (see the description at the NMI Manuscript Archives) as a miniature opera without voices of sorts) - "Pierrot/un opera / En Cinq actes Minuscule / pour / 2 Violons Alto et Violoncelle / par / B Hollander / 5e quator". NMI has the autograph score to this 2nd quartet (filed as 532/028) (and at least one other string quartet of his, no.4 in D minor, in manuscript parts, besides.)

(Cornell has the first quartet Op.20 in published parts.)

First London performance was given by the Geloso Quartet on January 20, 1913 in Bechstein Hall. (See: Musical Times & Singing-Class Circular, February 1, 1913, p.116 (gives date and location but not which quartet was performed); NZfM, 1913, pp.155-56 (provides this additional information and adds "novität für London"- presumably, London premiere?.))