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 Commercial Colour Press: London (Forest Gate), n.d.(after 1938).
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Publisher. Info. Berlin: N. Simrock, 1888. Plate 8917.
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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Editor Antonín Pokorný (1890-1975)
Karel Šolc (1893-1985)
Publisher. Info. Prague: Státní nakladatelství krásné hudby, literatury a umení (SNKHLU), 1956. Plate H 1835.
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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; Strijkkwartet nr. 8 (Dvorak)
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
  2. Andante con moto
  3. Allegro scherzando — Trio
  4. Finale. Allegro con brio
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
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Kurt Honolka's Dvořák gives date of publication 1890 (against 1888 in HMB) but 1876 for date of composition (which is probably right...)

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