String Quartet No.8, Op.18 (Toch, Ernst)
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Leipzig: Josef Weinberger, 1911. Plate J.W. 1786.
Previously uploaded to USA server by Schissel on 3/19/2011
|Work Title||String Quartet No.8|
|Alternative Title||Streichquartett in Des-dur|
|Year/Date of Composition||1910|
|First Publication||1911 by J. Weinberger|
|Dedication||Grossherzog Ernst Ludwig von Hessen|
|Average Duration||37 minutes|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||2 Violins, viola, cello|
- as there seems to be little of D♭ major about this quartet until the end of the finale, however, I am inserting the correct (going by any typical 'rules' I think I know) key of C♯ minor. The numbering of Toch's quartets presents even more of a problem- the first five or so are lost (this editor hopes not forever), but the composer-approved numbering starts with number 6 for the quartet in A opus 12 and goes from there to the quartet no.13 opus 74 (a very fine work I think- I own two recordings- but neither PD-US/CA/EU until 2015, so...)(further note: Violin I part has appasionato, Violin II, Viola, Cello have appassionato.) - Schissel