String Quartet No.1, Op.40 (Kaun, Hugo)
Steve's Bedroom Band (String Quartet)
Breitkopf & Härtel's Kammermusik-Bibliothek
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, . Plate 231.
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|Work Title||String Quartet No.1|
|Alternative Title||Auf den Tod eines Helden|
|First Publication||1898 – Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel|
|Composer Time Period||Romantic|
|Instrumentation||2 violins, viola, cello|
According to Cobbett/Altmann the hero of the second movement was Kaun's friend, Captain von Gossel of the SS Elbe, which was involved in a collision while crossing the North Sea at 5.30 am on January 31st 1895 and sank with the loss of more than 300 passengers and crew