3 String Quartets (Zach, Jan)
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Leipzig: Pro Musica, n.d.(ca.1947).
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|Work Title||3 String Quartets|
|Opus/Catalogue Number||? ; KomZ C14 ; ?|
|Key||A major, F major, A major|
|Instrumentation||2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello or string orchestra|
|External Links|| (abschrift of first quartet. Part of 2 quartets, named Sinfonia a V. V. Viola e Basso in copy - copies made between 1911 and 1912 for the instrumental parts from materials at Manuscript Grossherzogliche hofbibliotek in Darmstadt No 3889, by Alois Hnilička.)|
The Darmstadt ms.? copied by Hnilička included parts for string quartets (called sinfonias for strings?) in A major, one of them the first of the 3 quartets here, the other, however, not the 3rd of the 3 quartets here (viz. RISM.) Hnilička also copied out a quartet in B♭ by Zach listed @ RISM (described in his copy as a Quatro ó Sinfonia.)
No.2 is actually Sinfonia in F, KomZ C14, for strings. Then again, I gather, even in the early classical era (Mozart's first few string quartets were just an example) the quartet was not chamber music (for which several loose definitions have been proposed...), but rather a work written to be performed either by a small orchestra of strings or by a group of 4 as needed...