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

Sheet Music


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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Dublin: C.E. Publishers Co., 1914.
Misc. Notes Printed by Breitkopf & Härtel, London. L.322
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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
II. Adagio espressivo
III. Molto vivace quasi presto
IV. Allegro con fuoco
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

Misc. Comments

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.