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Four Viennese String Quintets

Four Viennese String Quintets
Edited by Cliff Eisen
C053
Four Viennese String Quintets
Full Score (1998)
978-0-89579-417-8
9x12, xiii + 181 pp.

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Performance Parts

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C053P1
Instrumental Part(s) (1998)
Set of 5 parts (vn. 1; vn. 2; va.1; va. 2; vc.)
$24.00

C053P2
Instrumental Part(s) (1998)
Set of 5 parts (vn. 1; vn. 2; va. 1; va. 2; vc.)
$16.00

C053P3
Instrumental Part(s) (1998)
Set of 5 parts (vn. 1; vn. 2; va. 1; va. 2; vc.)
$28.00

C053P4
Instrumental Part(s) (1998)
Set of 5 parts (vn. 1; vn. 2; va. 1; va. 2; vc.)
$36.00
This edition includes quintets from the time of Mozart and Beethoven, works by Franz Anton Hoffmeister, Ignaz Pleyel, Franz Krommer, and Adalbert Gyrowetz composed between ca. 1785 and 1802. The volume includes a substantial introduction describing the history of the quintet and charting the rise of the Viennese quintet in particular. This rich repertory, previously little studied, casts new light on Mozart's and Beethoven's contributions to the genre, placing them in the context of various chamber music traditions, and highlighting contemporaneous distinctions among the "classical," brilliant, and concertant styles of string chamber music at the end of the eighteenth century. After the string quartet, the string quintet was the second most popular chamber music genre of the time, and its popularity continued well into the nineteenth century, until the time of Brahms.
Ignace Pleyel, String Quintet in F Minor
Franz Anton Hoffmeister, String Quintet in A Major
Franz Krommer, String Quintet in C Minor
Adalbert Gyrowetz, String Quintet in C Major
Kritische Hinweise, Acta Mozartina, June 1999; ML 83/1 (2002):175ff [NEGATIVE]
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