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String Quartets

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:50 am
by klavierelch
The first chamber music thread is - shock, horror :shock: - dedicated to a combination of instruments totally without piano: the string quartet.

As a starter here is an old, but now cleaned scan of the Second String Quartet by English conductor and composer Eugene Goossens ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Aynsley_Goossens) which now is out of print.
Goossens op59 String Quartet No2.pdf

York Bowen - String Quartets

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:25 am
by fredbucket
The good folks at Sibley produce huge quantities of very good string quartet music but this one drew my attention and I thought it would be good to post it here.
bowen - op.41 string quartet in d minor.pdf
Regards
Fred

Frank Bridge - String Quartets

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:33 am
by fredbucket
...and in the same vein two quartets by Frank Bridge...
bridge - quartet in e minor.pdf
bridge - quartet in g minor.pdf
Regards
Fred

Re: Frank Bridge - String Quartets

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:04 am
by rob
fredbucket wrote:...and in the same vein two quartets by Frank Bridge...
bridge - quartet in e minor.pdf
bridge - quartet in g minor.pdf
Pity that the Frank Bridge are parts only. I intend borrowing every bit of Frank Bridge I can from London libraries and scanning it. He was a genius; no other word for it. One of the very finest composers the UK has ever produced.

Re: Frank Bridge - String Quartets

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:47 pm
by klavierelch
rob wrote:
fredbucket wrote:...and in the same vein two quartets by Frank Bridge...
bridge - quartet in e minor.pdf
bridge - quartet in g minor.pdf
Pity that the Frank Bridge are parts only. I intend borrowing every bit of Frank Bridge I can from London libraries and scanning it. He was a genius; no other word for it. One of the very finest composers the UK has ever produced.
Totally agreed. I would love to see more of his scores.

Re: String Quartets

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:07 pm
by FW190
Here you could download two handfuls of String Quartets:
http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollecti ... s/explore/

Re: String Quartets

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:25 pm
by rob
Toward the end of our last (third) incarnation I scanned three of Bernard van Dieren's extraordinary String Quartets

van Dieren 1917 op9 String Quartet 2 fs.pdf
van Dieren 1919 op15 String Quartet 3 fs.pdf
van Dieren 1927 String Quartet 6 fs.pdf

I still have them in my Rapidshare account link for anyone that missed them:

http://rapidshare.com/files/263343279/B ... _score.rar

Re: Frank Bridge - String Quartets

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:55 am
by minacciosa
rob wrote:
fredbucket wrote:...and in the same vein two quartets by Frank Bridge...
bridge - quartet in e minor.pdf
bridge - quartet in g minor.pdf
Pity that the Frank Bridge are parts only. I intend borrowing every bit of Frank Bridge I can from London libraries and scanning it. He was a genius; no other word for it. One of the very finest composers the UK has ever produced.
I agree completely.
Bridge String Quartet No.3(fs).pdf
Bridge String Quartet No.4(fs).pdf

Re: String Quartets

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:00 am
by klavierelch
Thanks for the full scores of Bridge's late quartets. They are probably the best British quartets written so far; great music in any case.

Re: String Quartets

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:17 pm
by caostotale
As stated in Alfor's thread on the piano forum, I recently found Melkikh's 2nd quartet, op. 18. If someone wants to scan it in for everyone, I'll gladly send them a xerox of the score. The piece was composed in 1928 and printed in Moscow in 1930.

I don't have a copy yet, but I wanted to know if anyone would be interested in Kabalevsky's String Quartet no. 2, op. 44 in G minor. The item is another Soviet publication from the 1940s that is 143 pp. long (large for a miniature score, but the work is 35 minutes long :ugeek: ). If this or the other quartet by Kabalevsky has been posted before, someone please let me know.