String Quartet No. 1 (Prokofiev)

String Quartet No. 1 (Prokofiev)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Sergei Prokofiev's String Quartet No. 1 in B minor, Op. 50 (1931) was commissioned by the Library of Congress. The Quartet was first performed in Washington, D. C. on 23 April 1931 and in Moscow on 9 October 1931 by the Roth Quartet. The string quartet is in three movements, lasting around 20-25 minutes. The work is distinctive in that its key, B minor, is just a semitone below the limits of the viola and cello range. Another distinctive feature is that the finale is the slow movement, which is highly intense in emotion and full of sweeping melodies.
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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136389347
  • 9786136389349