String Quartet in A minor (Moeran, Ernest John)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. London: J. & W. Chester, Ltd., 1923. Plate J.W.C. 231.
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General Information

Work Title String Quartet in A minor
Alternative. Title
Composer Moeran, Ernest John
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. R11
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Key A minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
I. Allegro
II. Andante con moto
III. Rondo. Allegro vivace
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1921
First Performance. 1923 or earlier
First Publication. 1923 – London: J. & W. Chester, Ltd.
Dedication Désiré Defauw
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20-25 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello
External Links Edition Silvertrust

Misc. Comments

Preceded by several string quartets that the composer destroyed (see There is also one other surviving string quartet in E major, composition date unknown (so possibly earlier and possibly later. "Statistically speaking" probably later - as the A minor is a fairly early, student-years work already - but that counts for aught!) Performed in a concert mostly of Moeran's music at Wigmore Hall in early 1923, though perhaps premiered earlier. - E. Sch.