String Quartets

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Re: String Quartets

Post by lebowl » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:29 pm

Does anyone have or know where I can get an online score(free or otherwise)for the string quartet version of Schumann's Traumerei? A frined needs this for a funeral service. I've been searching online. I get many hits but have yet to find the score.

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Re: String Quartets

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Re: String Quartets

Post by lebowl » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:34 pm

THANKS!!

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Re: String Quartets

Post by isokani » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:44 pm

Does anyone possess a scan of the score (and even parts) of Josef Suk's Second String Quartet? It's a fantastic piece, for anyone who doesn't know it, but I've been looking in vain for the materials for two decades ...
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Re: String Quartets

Post by worov » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:52 am

Hi, everybody !

I'm looking for piano transcriptions of the Bartok and Shostakovich string quartets. Piano solo or 4 hands would be good. Does anyone have some ?

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Re: String Quartets

Post by rob » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:19 pm

worov wrote:Hi, everybody !

I'm looking for piano transcriptions of the Bartok and Shostakovich string quartets. Piano solo or 4 hands would be good. Does anyone have some ?
Shostakovich 9-11 piano four hands scanned by Alfor I believe and probably still available on his thread if you do a search.

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Re: String Quartets

Post by 4candles » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:37 pm

I'm wondering if anyone has (a) ever heard of and/or (b) seen and would be kind enough to post any of the string quartets by the essentially self-taught French critic, pianist and composer Léon Kreutzer (1817-1868)?

He wrote 8 quartets, each summarised in the book 'Nineteenth-Century Chamber Music', a tome edited by Stephen E. Hefling. (The descriptions are, incidentally, readable via Google books, pages 300-301 - see the link below.)

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=8WMV ... ts&f=false

Hopefully the link works and someone might be able to find something. I think some of them are held in the library of the Liege(?) Conservatoire.

Kreutzer is described in the book as being one of the "two most aesthetically progressive musicians of the period", along with Edouard Lalo.

As an aside, I have tracked down a set of largely easy piano pieces by him, called Scènes pastorales et chants de guerre bretons. Their quality is variable, but there are some interesting harmonic ideas, if anyone would be interested in my scanning them?

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Re: String Quartets

Post by Timtin » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:28 pm

Today, I chanced upon Stringfever busking in Gallowtree Gate in Leicester.
Here's their website and their take on Ravel's Bolero (the four of them playing
just one skeletal 5-string cello - quite extraordinary!)
http://www.stringfever.co.uk/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5MLNMgp ... re=related

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Re: String Quartets

Post by rob » Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:08 pm

Nothing short of brilliant - and what's more Ravel would have loved it! He didn't consider this piece 'music' as such, so whatever anyone does with it would be fine!

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Re: Russian & Soviet Composers - Part 3

Post by caostotale » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:37 am

Does anyone here have the means to copy/scan in Dimitri Melkikh's first string quartet, op. 13? It's a very rare score, but it's definitely out there decaying on some library shelves:

http://www.worldcat.org/title/kvartet-d ... ef_results

Or his later piano sonatas, including the third (op. 12):

http://www.worldcat.org/title/iii-sonat ... ef_results

Or, for that matter, anything of his besides what's already been found...

I made a copy of the 2nd string quartet, op. 18, and will try to post that very soon (going to the scanning station tomorrow afternoon).

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Caos

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