String Quartet, Op.21 (Windsperger, Lothar)

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Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott’s Söhne, No.3478, 1920. Plate 30585.
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Work Title String Quartet
Alternative. Title
Composer Windsperger, Lothar
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.21
Key G minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Moderato, poco grave - Allegro
  2. Larghetto, quasi andante cantabile
  3. Allegro giusto
  4. Maestoso assai - Prestissimo
First Performance. 1921 (Spring or Summer?) or earlier (possibly by Gürzenich Quartett)
First Publication. 1920 – Mainz: Schott
Dedication Bram Eldering
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation 2 Violins, viola, cello


Misc. Comments

interesting finale -- begins with just two bars of maestoso G minor followed by a G major Prestissimo, a modulatory development and an extended, prestissimo then calando G minor coda.

Performed perhaps sometime between May and July 1921, in Wiesbaden (see NZM Jg.88 Nr.13, 1 Juli 1921, p.347) and perhaps even earlier. (Some concert reports in the same section date from May '21.)