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String Quartet Nr. 8 E-Dur, op. 80

By Antonin Dvorak

2 violins, viola, cello
Composed by Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904). Stapled. The Complete Works of Antonin Dvorak IV/6. Czech title: Smy covy kvartet 8 E dur op. 80. Classical. Set of parts. Opus 80, No. 8. Editio Baerenreiter Praha #H01834. Published by Editio Baerenreiter Praha (PA.H01834).

Item Number: PA.H01834

ISBN 9790260106062. 31 x 23.5 cm inches. Key: E major.

String Quartet in E major is the eighth of Dvorak's fourteen works for the most common of chamber music ensembles. The score, originally correctly designated as Op. 27, was written between 20 January and 4 February 1876 in Prague. It was Dvorak's preceding loss of his second child that apparently gave the piece its tinge of melancholy - although the quartet is set in a major key, it mostly plays in a minor one. The work was not published until 1888, when Simrock purposefully used the higher Opus number 80. The publication is part of the first Complete Edition of the Works of Antonin Dvorak.

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    Lise Sorensen
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  • April 01, 2012 Dvorak Op 80 string quartet parts

    excellent, very beautifully printed edition - very fair price, especially for such hard-to-find-music! A rich romantic-period quartet, with haunting, spirited themes, and very easy rhythmically to count , despite the difficulty of the passages. A very satisfying musical experience for seasoned quartet players.

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