String Quartet No.2, Op.49 (Wetz, Richard)

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Editor First edition
Engraver Leipzig: C.G. Röder.
Publisher. Info. Berlin: N. Simrock, G.m.b.H., 1924. Plate 14703.
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General Information

Work Title String Quartet No.2
Alternative. Title
Composer Wetz, Richard
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.49
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRW 5
Key E minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
I. Langsam und ausdrucksvoll - Leidenschaftlich bewegt
II. Sehr langsam (C minor)
III. Scherzo. Mäßig schnell - Trio. Ruhig - (Das Scherzo vom Anfang bis zum Buchstaben C, dann des Schluß spielen)
IV. Finale. Getragen und schwer - Entschieden und kraftvoll
First Performance. 1924 April or earlier
First Publication. 1924 – Berlin: N. Simrock
Copyright Information U.S. copyright status:

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Average DurationAvg. Duration 36-37 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello

Misc. Comments

Registered for U.S. copyright protection in 1925: 7897 (copyright date of Oct. 18, 1924) but no renewal found.

A performance in Weimar mentioned in the April 1924 (XVI/7) Die Musik - see Die Musik, April 1924, page 532.