6 String Quartets, Op.12 (Abel, Carl Friedrich)
Berlin: J. J. Hummel, n.d. Plate 345.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions
Quartet in B♭ major (No.5)
For Oboe, Violin, Viola and Cello (Notenschreiber)
|Work Title||6 String Quartets|
|Composer||Abel, Carl Friedrich|
|Instrumentation||2 violins, viola, cello [see discussion]|
(1780s copy of the Op.12 quartets at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin)
- In all six quartets, the first violin part is marked "Violino o Flauto Primo", but some movements doesn't fit in the range of the flute.
- Source: Insgesamt 6 einzelne Quartette ohne Opuszahl. Die Manuskripte 1 u. 2 sind als Autographe anzusehen. Nr. 3-6 sind von unbekannter Handschrift. (W. Knape)
- Erstdruck unter dem Titel "A Second Set of Six Quartettos for two Violins, a Tenor, and Violoncello Obligato. Composed by C.F. Abel Opus XII Printed for the Author ... by R. Bremner, London"
- There is a version from Abel himself of the movements 1 and 3 of No.5 in BNF for Oboe, Violin, Viola and Violoncello.