String Quartets

Small instrumental groups with or without piano
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Re: String Quartets

Post by caostotale » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:36 pm

Here's one of the later string quartets by the prolific Myaskovsky student, Yevgeny Golubev. According to Onno van Rijen's page, he composed a total of twenty-four which, to my knowledge, is an unmatched amount of quartets for a composer post-1900. Also included in this volume is a set of solo viola works written in tribute to Dostoyevsky. Very interesting stuff. The publication came out in 1985, but it's likely that the works were written between 1982-1984.

Yevgeny Kirillovich GOLUBEV
String Quartet no. 22, op. 83

Epitaphs (3) on F.M. Dostoyevsky, for solo viola, op. 82
Golubev - String Quartet no. 22, op. 83, Epitaphs (3) on F.M. Dostoyevsky, for solo viola, op. 82 (1985).pdf
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Re: String Quartets

Post by caostotale » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:32 pm

Here are a number of short Soviet-era works for quartet. We've previously seen some other short works by Birnov and Znosko-Borovsky in this thread and a couple of Raukhverger's full-sized quartets (nos. 1 and 2 of a total seven he wrote). Alfor previously shared Akhmetov's piano sonatina.

Fasil Akhmetgaliyevich AKHMETOV (Fasil-Әhmәt Gәli uly Әhmәtov) (Tatarstan) (bio at http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... bih%3D1059 )
Basso Ostinato (2nd movement from 'Suite'), for string quartet
Akhmetov, F. - Basso Ostinato (2nd movement from 'Suite'), for string quartet.pdf
Lev Markovich BIRNOV
Song, for string quartet
Birnov - Song, for string quartet.pdf
Konstantin Romanovich GEIST (GEYST) (Mari El)
Gornomariysky (Hill Mari) Song, for string quartet
Geyst - Gornomariysky (Hill Mari) Song, for string quartet.pdf
Mikhail Rafailovich RAUKHVERGER (Kyrgyzstan)
Prelude and Etude, for string quartet
Raukhverger - Prelude and Etude, for string quartet.pdf
Alexander Fyodorovich ZNOSKO-BOROVSKY (Ukraine)
Small Pieces (5), for string quartet, op. 40
Znosko-Borovsky - Small Pieces (5), for string quartet, op. 40.pdf
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Re: String Quartets

Post by caostotale » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:18 pm

Durdy NURYEV (NURIYEV, NURYIEV) (Turkmenistan)
String Quartet
Nuryev - String Quartet.pdf
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Re: String Quartets

Post by caostotale » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:57 pm

Vaag Georgyevich ARARATYAN (Armenia) (bio at http://translate.googleusercontent.com/ ... d0LDtvsSjg )
Pieces (2), for string quartet; 1. Dramatic Dance, 2. Parade (Ceremonial) Dance
Araratyan - Pieces (2), for string quartet.pdf
Tatiana Georgyevna SMIRNOVA
Adagio, for string quartet, op. 25/1 (1975)
Smirnova - Adagio, for string quartet, op. 25, no. 1 (1975).pdf
Vladislav SHUT (Shoot)
Pieces (2), for string quartet (1965); 1. Adagio, 2. Scherzo
Shut - Pieces (2), for string quartet (1965).pdf
Nikolai Ivanovich PEIKO (PEYKO)
Uglich Songs (2), for string quartet; 1. Grief, 2. Joke
Peiko - Uglich Songs (2), for string quartet.pdf
Mikhail Rafailovich RAUKHVERGER (Kyrgyzstan)
Variation, from the ballet 'Cholpon', for string quartet (arr. by composer)
Raukhverger - Variation, from the ballet 'Cholpon', for string quartet (arr. by composer).pdf
David LVOV-KOMPANEETS (L'VOV KOMPANEYETS)
Andante, for string quartet
Lvov-Kompaneets - Andante, for string quartet.pdf
Alexander Fyodorovich ZNOSKO-BOROVSKY (Ukraine)
Variations, on a Ukrainian folk theme, for string quartet, op. 6 (1976)
Znosko-Borovsky - Variations, on a Ukrainian folk theme, for string quartet, op. 6 (1976).pdf
Boris Andreyevich SOSNOVTSEV
Quartettino, for string quartet, op. 15 (1966)
Sosnovtsev - Quartettino, for string quartet, op. 15 (1966).pdf
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Re: String Quartets

Post by caostotale » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:02 pm

To my knowledge, this composer wrote a total of four quartets and embraced more and more avant-garde composing techniques as he went forward. Also highly-recommended is a saxophone quartet piece dedicated to the memory of German author Hermann Hesse, which is actually available as a CD or MP3 download through Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Chamber-Electroni ... riev+hesse

Georgy Petrovich DMITRIEV
String Quartet no. 1 (1967)
Dmitriev, G. - String Quartet no. 1 (1967).pdf
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Re: String Quartets

Post by caostotale » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:42 pm

Yury Abramovich LEVITIN (Ukraine)
String Quartet no. 8, op. 48 (1958)
Levitin - String Quartet no. 8, op. 48 (1958).pdf
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Re: String Quartets

Post by caostotale » Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:44 pm

Here's a short quartet piece by a Oleg Komarnitsky, a composer who wrote a lot of accessible, high-quality pieces during the second half of the twentieth century but died quite young and fell into obscurity. His music was recently given a big push by Toccata Classics with the following CD release:

http://www.toccataclassics.com/cddetail.php?CN=TOCC0196

One can look at the liner notes of that release (available for viewing on the web page) for a very well-written biography of the composer. A few of his piano works for young players can be found in the Russian/Soviet thread.

Oleg KOMARNITSKY
Intermezzo, for string quartet
Komarnitsky - Intermezzo, for string quartet.pdf
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Re: String Quartets

Post by caostotale » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:18 pm

According to his bio (see the above post with his 'Basso Ostinato'), this composer wrote a total of three numbered string quartets. I've not found any info on the latter two.

Fasil Akhmetgaliyevich AKHMETOV (Fasil-Әhmәt Gәli uly Әhmәtov) (Tatarstan)
String Quartet no. 1
Akhmetov, F. - String Quartet no. 1.pdf
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Re: String Quartets

Post by caostotale » Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:04 am

Tkach was not only Moldova's foremost female composer, but a massively prolific composer as well. Unfortunately, not much of her music is available in the West. Pianist Alexander Timofeev has edited and released a few volumes of her work, including a delightful book containing 50 children's pieces, mostly based on folk styles.

Bio at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zlata_Tkach

Zlata Moiseyevna TKACH (Moldova)
Pieces (3) on Moldovan folk themes, for string quartet; 1. I Laid the Wool in the Spinning Wheel, 2. Dance, 3. Dniester, Dniester, the Quiet Waves...
Tkach - Pieces (3) on Moldovan folk themes, for string quartet.pdf
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Re: String Quartets

Post by caostotale » Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:17 am

Very short bio available at:

http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... bih%3D1020

Sergei Zakharovich ASLAMAZYAN (ASLAMAZIAN) (Armenia)
Pieces (3) on themes of Armenian folk songs, for string quartet; 1. Alagyaz (a mountain in Armenia), 2. Nubar-Nubar (a woman's name), 3. Apricot Tree
Aslamazyan - Pieces (3) on themes of Armenian folk songs, for string quartet.pdf
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