String Quartet No.8, Op.80 (Dvořák, Antonín)

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Ernest Eulenburg, No.301, n.d. Plate E.E. 6194.
Reprinted London: n.d.(after 1938). Printed by Commercial Colour Press, Forest Gate
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Publisher. Info. Berlin: N. Simrock, 1888. Plate 8917.
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Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. Advertisement on last page suggests a reprint after 1928 (it lists works by Erwin Lendvai up to Op.21, published in 1929.) First page of violin 1 part contains a faint engraver notice, possibly for C.G. Röder.
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General Information

Work Title String Quartet No.8
Alternative. Title
Name Translations Strijkkwartet nr. 8; String Quartet No. 8; 弦楽四重奏曲第8番; Quatuor à cordes nº 8 de Dvořák; 8. Streichquartett
Name Aliases Streichquartett Nr. 8; Streichquartett E-Dur; String Quartet in E major
Authorities Wikipedia; BNF: 139285167
Composer Dvořák, Antonín
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.80 ; B.57
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAD 95
Key E major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Allegro (E major)
  2. Andante con moto (A minor)
  3. Allegro scherzando (E major) -Trio (C-sharp minor)
  4. Finale. Allegro con brio (E major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1876 January-February, revised in 1888
First Performance. 1888 November 19, Hamburg (?)
First Publication. 1888
Average DurationAvg. Duration 25-30 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello
External Links Wikipedia article
antonin-dvorak.cz
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Misc. Comments

Kurt Honolka's Dvořák gives date of publication 1890 (against 1888 in HMB) but 1876 for date of composition (which is probably right...)

Chamber Music for Strings by Antonín Dvořák
String Quartets
String Trios
String Quintets
String Sextets