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||Paris: Durand, 1899. Plate D. & F. 5618.
||Boca Raton: Masters Music, n.d. Catalog M 3549.
Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Piano 4 hands (Benfeld)
||String Quartet No. 1
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.
- Allegro (354 bars)
- Molto allegro quasi presto (440 bars)
- Molto adagio (84 bars)
- Allegro non troppo (183 bars)
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||1899 April, Las Palmas (Canary Islands)
||1899 May, in Buenos Aires (private?)
- Composer and V. Cernicchiaro (violins), E. Gravenstein (viola), B. Niederberger (cello)
1899 September in Paris, Salle Pleyel
- Ysaÿe Quartet (public, preceded by private audition for composer)
||Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931)
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||2 Violins, Viola and Cello
||Wikipedia article (French)
There is a section on this quartet in Sabrina Teller Ratner's book Camille Saint-Saëns, 1835-1921: The instrumental works (Oxford University Press, 2002) (pp.209–213) from which the premiere, bar, and other information was obtained.