String Quartet No.4 (McEwen, John Blackwood)

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Publisher. Info. Milan: G. Ricordi & Co., 1908. Plate 111942.
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Misc. Notes An indifferent scan of a poorly printed original without cover page. Original scans: 600dpi, grayscale, losslessly-compressed tif files approximately 4600 by 6100 pixels. Deskewed, converted to black and white, and set uniform margins.
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Work Title String Quartet No.4
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Composer McEwen, John Blackwood
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJM 9
Key C minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
I. Allegro ma non troppo – Più lento
II. Vivace
III. Andante espressivo – Poco più mosso – Tempo primo
IV. Larghetto – Vivace – A tempo – Vivace – Larghetto – Vivace – Presto
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1905
First Publication. 1908 if not earlier
Dedication Mrs. Rachel Henry Cheetham
Average DurationAvg. Duration 21 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 Violins, viola, cello

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Apparently numbering here not affected by McEwen's having rejected his first 2 quartets - this one still described as quartet no.4 both on original printing and in current accountings, unlike the Biscay Quartet (published as no.8, later described by the composer as no.6) and Threnody (no.9/no.7) etc.