String quartet 2

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dedicated to Jean Absil

Opus 28

History

  • According to the first edition, Legley composed his second string quartet in 1947.
  • The first performance was played at Concertgebouw in Amsterdam by the Amsterdam String Quartet on 2 June 1950.[1]
  • Carine Tessely made an extensive analysis of this work in her thesis.[2]

Music

  • instrumentation: string quartet[3]
  • duration: ca 24'

Parts

  • I. Allegro con brio
    • time signature: 4/4
      Legley 28-1.jpg
  • II.
    • time signature: 4/4
      • Molto adagio
      • Subito più mosso
      • Tempo primo
        Legley 28-2.jpg
  • III. Allegro commodo
    • time signature: 3/8 and 2/4
      Legley 28-3.jpg
  • IV.
    • Pesante
      • time signature: 3/4
    • Andante
      • time signature: 3/4
    • Allegro moderato e molto deciso
      • time signature: 2/4
    • Andante (tempo primo)
      • time signature: 3/4
        Legley 28-4.jpg
  • V. Vivace
    • time signatures: 6/8, 2/4 and 9/8
      Legley 28-5.jpg

Sources

  • autograph: Royal Library of Belgium (B-Br), shelf number Mus. Ms. 563
  • first edition (score and parts): CeBeDeM, Brussels, 1956

Notes

  1. According to Tessely (p.178), Legley could only remember that the first performance was played by Amsterdam String Quartet in 1950 at Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. An article in De Tijd on 3 juni 1950 (T.VR.: Belgisch uitwisselingsconcert), allows us to specify the date of the first performance.
  2. Tessely, pp.178-197.
  3. 2 violins, viola and cello.