String Quartet, Op.12 or Op.17 (Sgambati, Giovanni)



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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Eulenburg, No.208, n.d.(ca.1895). Plate E.E. 1308.
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Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, n.d.[1884]. Plate 23702.
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Work Title String Quartet
Alternative. Title String Quartet No.2
Composer Sgambati, Giovanni
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.12 (Sgambati's list) or Op.17 (first edition)
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGS 26
Key C-sharp minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
I. Adagio – Animando un poco – Più adagio (Tempo I) – Vivace, ma non troppo (D major – C minor)
II. Prestissimo (E major)
III. Andante sostenuto (G minor)
IV. Allegro (C minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1882?
First Publication. 1884?
Dedication John W. Field (fl.1882-87)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 30-35 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello
Primary Sources Excerpt (Prestissimo) - copy, in ms parts at Biblioteca di Archeologia e Storia dell'Arte, Roma
External Links MPH Preface by M.J. Sunny Zank, Professor of Music, Ohio Northern University, 2010

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In his contribution about Sgambati for the New Grove, John Waterhouse attaches a worklist supposedly by the composer himself, with a completely different numbering system than that used by Schott, Sgambati's main publisher, eliminating unused or disowned opus numbers. Library of congress has started to put them in the uniform titles, and new editions after 2001 (e.g. his symphonies) use the new numbering.

There was a performance in New York City January 12 1893 (Musical Yearbook of the United States for 1892-3.)

An unpublished quartet no.1 in D minor from 1864 is recorded.

As to who John W. Field is, see WorldCat for some information..

(Ms. Zank notes a British premiere in 1897 but fails to clarify that this was not the _world_ premiere of the quartet, which was, one guesses, in the 1880s.)