Spohr: String Quartets, Opp. 29 and 45

Series: 19th and Early 20th Centuries  Publisher: A-R Editions
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Louis Spohr
String Quartets, Opp. 29 and 45

Edited by Nancy November

N085 Spohr: String Quartets, Opp. 29 and 45
978-1-9872-0730-9 Full Score (2022) 9x12, xvi + 423 pp.
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Performance Parts

N085P1
Instrumental Part(s) (2022)
Set of 4 parts (vn. 1, vn. 2, va., vc.)

N085P2
Instrumental Part(s) (2022)
Set of 4 parts (vn. 1, vn. 2, va., vc.)
Louis Spohr’s string quartets span his career as a composer and engage with the main trends in quartet writing of the time. There are virtuoso quartets, which are intended to showcase the first violinist; concertante quartets, which are suitable for performance in the home by amateurs; and connoisseur quartets, which show compositional skill and challenge the listener. Spohr’s quartets not only span all three categories but also frequently blend these types of quartet in ways that contemporary performers and listeners found artful and appealing. This is especially true of the quartets that Spohr composed in the middle of his career. This volume includes two such sets, each of three quartets: op. 29, composed 1813–15 (first published ca.1815); and op. 45, from 1818 (first published 1819).
Three String Quartets, Op. 29
 
String Quartet No. 1 in E-flat Major
I. Allegro
II. Andante con variazioni
III. Scherzo: Moderato
IV. Finale: Vivace
 
String Quartet No. 2 in C Major
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Menuetto: Un poco allegretto
IV. Finale: Vivace
 
String Quartet No. 3 in F Minor
I. Allegro
II. Scherzo: Vivace
III. Adagio
IV. Finale: Allegro
 
Three String Quartets, Op. 45
 
String Quartet No. 1 in C Major
I. Allegro 00
II. Scherzo: Vivace
III. Andante grazioso
IV. Finale: Presto
 
String Quartet No. 2 in E Minor
I. Allegro vivace
II. Larghetto
III. Menuetto: Moderato
IV. Finale: Vivace
 
String Quartet No. 3 in F Minor
I. Adagio—Allegro vivace
II. Adagio
III. Scherzo: Presto
      IV. Finale: Vivace
Nancy November is currently an Associate Professor in musicology at the University of Auckland. Combining interdisciplinarity and cultural history, her research continues to center on chamber music of the late-eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, probing questions of historiography, canonization, and genre. Recent publications include Beethoven’s Theatrical Quartets: Opp. 59, 74, and 95 (Cambridge University Press, 2013); a three-volume set of fifteen string quartets by Emmanuel Aloys Förster (A-R Editions, 2016); and Cultivating String Quartets in Beethoven’s Vienna (Boydell Press, 2017). She is the recipient of a Humboldt Fellowship (2010–12) and two Marsden Grants from the New Zealand Royal Society. She recently edited a book on Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony (Cambridge University Press, 2020). In 2020 she received a Humboldt Foundation award for the Music History from Cross-Cultural Perspectives Network.