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Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957)

Nationality: Austrian | Moravian
Born: May 29, 1897, Brünn, Austria-Hungary (Brno, Czech Republic) Died: November 29, 1957, Hollywood, CA (age 60)

String Quartet No. 1 in A major, Op. 16

(for 2 violins, viola and cello)
7:44 I. Allegro molto
8:20 II. Adagio quasi fantasia - Langsam, mit großem Ausdruck
5:03 III. Intermezzo. Ziemlich lebhaft, mit Grazie
9:43 IV. Finale. Allegretto amabile e comodo
Duration: 32 minutes (approximately)
Composed: 1921-1923 (age 23-26)
Premiere: January 8, 1924. Vienna: Rosé Quartet
Published: 1924, Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne (age 26-27)
Dedication: Rosé Quartet
Note: The finale bears an inscription from Shakespeare's "As You Like It":
"When birds do sing, Hey ding a ding, ding.
Sweet lovers love the spring."
5 recordings, 19 videos
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7:53
Doric String Quartet
I. Allegro molto
8:40
Doric String Quartet
II. Adagio quasi fantasia - Langsam, mit großem Ausdruck
5:02
Doric String Quartet
III. Intermezzo. Ziemlich lebhaft, mit Grazie
10:40
Doric String Quartet
IV. Finale. Allegretto amabile e comodo
7:48
Doric String Quartet (score)
I. Allegro molto
8:39
Doric String Quartet (score)
II. Adagio quasi fantasia - Langsam, mit großem Ausdruck
5:01
Doric String Quartet (score)
III. Intermezzo. Ziemlich lebhaft, mit Grazie
10:41
Doric String Quartet (score)
IV. Finale. Allegretto amabile e comodo
7:27
Aron Quartet
I. Allegro molto
7:42
Aron Quartet
II. Adagio quasi fantasia - Langsam, mit großem Ausdruck
4:43
Aron Quartet
III. Intermezzo. Ziemlich lebhaft, mit Grazie
8:08
Aron Quartet
IV. Finale. Allegretto amabile e comodo
8:02
Franz Schubert Quartett
I. Allegro molto
8:58
Franz Schubert Quartett
II. Adagio quasi fantasia - Langsam, mit großem Ausdruck
5:32
Franz Schubert Quartett
III. Intermezzo. Ziemlich lebhaft, mit Grazie
11:07
Franz Schubert Quartett
IV. Finale. Allegretto amabile e comodo
8:52
Flesch Quartet
(part 1 of 3)
10:01
Flesch Quartet
(part 2 of 3)
13:58
Flesch Quartet
(part 3 of 3)

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