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String Quartet

Debussy’s new string quartet received a very cool reception at its première in Paris in December 1893, performed by the famous Quatuor Ysae. The critics were upset by its unusual harmonies and orchestral sounds, and the musicians who were later presented with it considered it unplayable. Nevertheless the work was able to establish itself in the years that followed and today belongs to the core chamber music repertoire. The work was published in 1894 as 1er Quatuor; showing that the composer was at least toying with the idea of writing another such work at this time – yet he never did fulfil this promise.

Additional Information

SKU: 51489999
UPC: 884088674618
Series: Henle Study Scores
Format: Study Score
Page Count: 68
Contributors: (ed. Ulrich Krämer)