String Quartet in E minor (Nováček, Ottokar)



Sheet Music


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Editor First edition (reprint) ?
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: E.W. Fritzsch, n.d.[1891]. Plate E.W.F. 509.L.
Reprinted London: Merton Music, No.4187, n.d.[1996-2010].
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General Information

Work Title String Quartet in E minor
Alternative. Title
Composer Nováček, Ottokar
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ION 7
Key E minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4:
  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio (A major)
  3. Prestissimo (C minor)
  4. Allegro molto agitato (E minor)
First Performance. 1891 January 12, Brodsky Quartet, Leipzig.
First Publication. 1891 or earlier
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello

Navigation etc.

The "first edition" parts seem to be held (among other places) in a copy from the edition of the Flonzaley Quartet at the New York Public Library, see link.

Premiere(?) - see National Archives - "In this cutting die Herren Brodsky and Ottokar Novacek have been underlined in red. In this concert a quartet in E minor and in manuscript by Ottokar Novacek is played by the Brodsky Quartet." (date Jan. 12 1891, "Vierte Kammermusik [Serie I] im neuen Gewandhaus".)

Score, published in 1891, is 47 pages according to WorldCat (see also WorldCat.)

Busoni's piano arrangement of the third movement (made in 1892, according to an article on Busoni in the United States by Marc-André Roberge) has been recorded at least once.