String Quartet No.1 (Borodin, Aleksandr)

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff, n.d.[1890]. Plate 217.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff, n.d.[1890]. Plate 217.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff, n.d.[1890]. Plate 217.
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Work Title String Quartet No.1
Alternative. Title On a Theme of Beethoven
Composer Borodin, Aleksandr
Key A major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
I. Moderato - Allegro
II. Andante con moto
III. Scherzo. Prestissimo
IV. Andante - Allegro risoluto
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1877
First Publication. 1878
Dedication Dedicated to Mme. N. Rimsky-Korsakow
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 violin, viola, cello

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Elements of Movements I, II and IV are based on the Finale of Beethoven's String Quartet No. 13 in B major, Op.130.

(Who published it in 1878?)

According to Borodin and Liszt by (or translated by, or both?) Alfred Habets, pp.195-6, D. Rahter, I think (or maybe Jurgenson republished by Rahter? In google preview I can only see page 196, and only the second half of a sentence ending in Rahter- I am guessing what is meant). - Schissel (oh- no, it says ..."Korsakoff. (Hamburg, Rahter.) ..." that's less ambiguous.)

We have a 1884 Rahter edition- did they really publish it earlier (1878) also?... can we find some better evidence than just the one claim? - ES