Cello quartet

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Opus 16[1]

History

  • Legley finished this quartet on 12 June[2] 1944 in Brussels.
  • In 14 March 1946, this work was first heard on Radio-Bruxelles from Flagey in Brussels in a performance by the Belgian Cello Quartet.[3]
  • In 1974, violist Alfons Volleman, a former colleague of Legley's in the NIR orchestra, made a transcription for 4 violas.[4]

Music

  • instrumentation: 4 cellos
  • duration: ca 17'[4]

Parts

  • I. Allegro energico
    • time signature: 4/4
  • II. Adagio
    • time signature: 9/8
  • III. Finale
    • tempo: Allegro giocoso
    • time signature: 3/8

Sources

  • autograph: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number BV-03-4005 onderdeel-1 (the autograph can also be consulted through this link)
  • handwritten parts: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number BV-03-4005 onderdeel-2 (the autograph can also be consulted through this link)

Notes

  1. Originally this work was dedicated to a cello quartet (probably to the Belgian Cello Quartet), but the name of the quartet was made illegible on the title page of the autograph.
  2. De Roeck (p.273) mistakenly gives July.
  3. Anonymous: Radio in La Libre Belgique of 14 March 1946, p.4. Only year and place can be found in CeBeDeM - lijst werken: Œuvres de Victor Legley, p.1.
  4. 4.0 4.1 De Roeck, p.273. See also www.sabam.be.