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String Quartet B Flat Major

By Jean Sibelius

String quartet
Composed by Jean Sibelius (1865-1957). Parts. Published by Fennica Gehrman (FG.55009-264-8).

Item Number: FG.55009-264-8

ISBN 979-0-55009-264-8.

Sibelius began this work (Op.4) in Lovisa in 1889 and completed it after his return from studies in Berlin. This is a cheerful, rhythmic and intense work demonstrating a new found confidence and stature in the composer's development.

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  • November 12, 2020 Issues with note size and page turns

    The piece itself is admittedly harder than it sounds, but is still very pleasant to play. The note size for this edition is a tad small and becomes hard to read during the more note-heavy sections of certain movements. In addition, the spacing of the lines results in extremely...

    unfavorable page turns on nearly every page. In summary: Great piece, not the best edition.

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