Dear Malcolm and Mouchette,Mouchette wrote:Dear Malcolm,mballan wrote:Aleksandr Borodin (1833-1887) - I was surprised this was not on IMSLP, nor do I think it has been posted on Pianophilia (but that's not to say it hasn't been posted somewhere) !
I've started to scan all my remaining Russian photocopied music....so odd bits will likely appear on this site at some stage (if they are not already on IMSLP, or previously on PP).
His Allegretto from the String Quartet in F minor (3rd movement) - arranged for Piano / 4 hands.
Are you sure it's a part of f minor quartet? Borodin seems to have written only 2 quartets, none of them in f minor... And they don't have any allegretto...
There are two other mysterious pieces transcribed for 4H, maybe from this "f minor quartet": a Tarentella (in D) and a Polka (in d minor). Have you heard about a third quartet?
I think you'll find that this music is the Trio from the
Menuetto and Trio of Borodin's extraordinarily beautiful
String Quintet in F minor of 1853-54.
The Marco Polo CD of it is still available, which also includes
his Piano Quintet and his Cello Sonata. I highly recommend it!