Octet, Op.7 (Enescu, George)
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Scores and Parts
Paris: Enoch & Cie., n.d..
Reissue (new engraving) - 1950. Plate E. & C. 4716.
Paris: Enoch & Cie., n.d.. Plate E. & C. 4717.
|Movements/Sections||1 movement in 4 sections (with one brief pause)
|Year/Date of Composition||1900|
|First Performance||1909 December 18
|Dedication||André Gédalge (1856–1926)|
|Average Duration||35 minutes|
|Instrumentation||4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos|
(There aren't four movements really, though there are four large sections (and even those are so subdivided it can be hard on paper- easier in sound, admittedly- relatively... - to tell that these are interior divisions of sections whereas these are divisions between larger sections of the big movement. There's only one real pause in the score, a brief one between the second and third "movements". If I say that in this respect it was maybe pretty typical of the time- or maybe actually forward-looking to features of chamber music of a decade later, morelike- I still find it a -most- exceptional and excellent work. Anyhow. - Schissel )
(According to the source cited @ Wikipedia, the 1909 concert had 2 Enescu premieres- the Octet, and the only just-completed first piano quartet.)