String Quartet, Op.28 (Webern, Anton)

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Sheet Music


 Complete Score (CA)
#28223 - 1.08MB, 19 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5- V/35/16

PDF scanned by Unknown
Ghobbs108 (2009/2/9)

Publisher Info.:

Vienna: Universal Edition, 1939. Plate U.E. 12,398.


London: Boosey & Hawkes, (ca.1945? 1955?)


Public Domain - Non-PD US, Non-PD EU [tag/del]


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General Information

Work Title String Quartet
Alternative Title
Composer Webern, Anton
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.28
Movements/Sections 3 movements.
  1. Mäßig
  2. Gemächlich
  3. Sehr fließend
Year/Date of Composition 1936-1938
First Performance 1938 September 22, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
First Publication 1939
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation 2 Violins, Viola and Cello
External Links Wikipedia article

Misc. Comments

Interestingly, the Wikipedia article claims that the first edition was from Boosey, the 1955 reprint from UE. (Unless the above reprint is not one mentioned in the article.)- Schissel

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