String Quartet No.2, Op.60 (Esposito, Michele)

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Editor First edition
Engraver London: Breitkopf & Härtel, Plate L.322.
Publisher. Info. Dublin: C.E. Publishers Co., 1914.
Misc. Notes Co-published by Stainer & Bell of London. Plate L.322 may belong to Stainer & Bell.
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General Information

Work Title String Quartet No.2
Alternative. Title
Composer Esposito, Michele
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.60
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IME 8
Key C minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
I. Allegro molto ( = 160)
II. Adagio espressivo ( = 84) in A major
III. Molto vivace quasi presto ( = 92)
IV. Allegro con fuoco ( = 112) - Un poco meno mosso
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1906
First Performance. 1906 in Bologna ?
First Publication. 1914
Dedication Al Quartetto Wessely
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, violoncello

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composed 1906 according to Dibble (2010), p. 193. Won first prize in Bologna quartet competition that year (yes, it seems the same exact (1906) competition to which Frank Bridge's E minor quartet no.1 was submitted and receives its nickname.)

A 3rd quartet of 1923 ("Op.70 in B-flat major") may have been composed but lost; its existence was claimed by Aiello (1956), Al Musicista Michele Esposito (as noted in Dibble, 2010, p.193) but it seems never to have been performed or published.