String Quartet in E minor, W 2a.2 (Viotti, Giovanni Battista)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Janet et Cotelle, n.d. Plate 1092.
Misc. Notes Very low resolution; the Allegro agitato in the Violin I part has to be squinted at and perhaps retypeset to be read.
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General Information

Work Title String Quartet in E minor
Alternative. Title Quatuor en Mi mineur pour deux violons, alto et basse
Composer Viotti, Giovanni Battista
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. WV IIa 2 (composer's adaptation of Violin Concerto No.18 (WI 18))
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGV 14
Key E minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
  1. Introduzione. Andante Sostenuto - Grandioso et espressivo
  2. Andante sostenuto
  3. Allegro agitato
First Publication. 1818?
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello
Related Works Violin Concerto No.18 in E minor
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Misc. Comments

This is an adaptation of Violin Concerto No.18. First movement - new introduction, but with the Grandioso et Espressivo we have the violin solo theme from the concerto; a new middle movement, but the same final movement.