String quartet 3

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dedicated to the Haydn Quartet

Opus 50

History

  • On 18 July 1955, Legley started to rework his Fanfare d'hommage Béla Bartók into a string quartet, which he completed on 20 October 1956. Initially, Legley wrote the work for the Paganini quartet that wanted to play a new work by a Belgian composer in the United States in February 1956.[1] This plan apparently could not be fulfilled, since Legley completed his string quartet only in October of that year.
  • First performance by the Europäisches Streichquartett in Brussels (BRT).[2]

Music

  • instrumentation: string quartet[3]
  • duration: ca 15'

Parts

  • I.
    • Lento
      • time signature: 6/8
    • Allegro con fuco
      • time signature: 5/8 en 2/4
    • Andante cantabile
      • time signature: 2/4
  • II. Allegro scherzando
    • time signature: 6/8
  • III.
    • Adagio
      • time signature: 5/4
    • Allegro grazioso e sempre molto leggero
      • time signature: 10/8
    • Subito tempo primo (adagio)
      • time signature: 5/4

Sources

  • autograph: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number BV-03-4025 onderdeel 2
  • first edition (study score): CeBeDeM, Brussels, 1957
  • first edition (parts): CeBeDeM, Brussels, 1957

Notes

  1. Letter from CeBeDeM to Legley, 14 July 1955 (Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), no shelf number yet).
  2. CeBeDeM - lijst werken: LIJST VAN DE WERKEN VAN VIC LEGLEY 22.6.1976, p.7. More details are not known.
  3. 2 violins, viola and cello.