String Quartet No.2, Op.10 (Hindemith, Paul)

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Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.3433, 1921. Plate 30480.
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General Information

Work Title String Quartet No.2 in F minor
Alternative. Title 1. Streichquartett (or 2. Streichquartett)
String Quartet No.1 (2) in F minor (see below.)
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.10
Key F minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
I. Sehr lebhaft, straff im Rhythmus
II. Thema mit Variationen. Gemächlich
III. Finale. Sehr lebhaft
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1918 in Alsace
First Performance. 1919-06-02 in Frankfurt am Main, Dr. Hoch's Conservatorium
Rebner-Quartett (string quartet)
First Publication. 1919 – Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne
Dedication Herrn und Frau Rudolf Ronnefeldt (silver wedding anniversary)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 30 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello
External Links Hindemith Foundation
All Music Guide
Hindemith.info
Wikipedia article (French)

Misc. Comments

  • Usually described as string quartet no.1 in F minor until fairly recently when a quartet in C major "op.2" (1914–1915) (a substantial, 35 minute work, contemporary with other works that Hindemith did publish), was discovered, I believe, among Hindemith's papers, was published, and since then has been a number of times recorded, often as part of complete Hindemith quartet cycles, turning his 6 quartets into 7 and moving the numbers of the later quartets (1 to 6) up one each... (Schissel)
  • Hindemith wrote seven string quartets; Schott published all except for Op.2 (String Quartet No.1). The traditional numbering, with Op.10 (String Quartet No. 2 above) as the first quartet, is Schott's; throughout his lifetime and with a high degree of consistency, Hindemith numbered the Op.2 quartet as his first, and the remaining six quartets as Nos.2-7. The Op.22 quartet is even identified as No.4 on the program of its premiere performance. Since the early 1990s, all Schott printings of the quartets make use of Hindemith's own numbering.
-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide

All of this is interesting. None of it explains or even mentions what happened in 1919, when it was announced but apparently not(?) (at the time) published by Schott. (QV: Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1919), p.153.) Actually, Hindemith.info gives "Erstausgabe des Partitur: 1919". So, the above "first publication date: 1921" is incorrect; fixing... - ES