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Béla Bartók: String Quartet No. 2

  • for string quartet
  • Instrumentation details:
    1st violin
    2nd violin
  • Composer: Béla Bartók
  • Table of contents:
    1. Satz
    2. Satz
    3. Satz
  • Dedication: Au Quatuor Hongrois Waldbauer, Temesváry, Kornstein, Kerpely
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Béla Bartók: String Quartet No. 2 for string quartet - op. 17 | UE34309

  • Edition type: study score
  • Series: Neue Studienpartituren-Reihe
  • Edition info: The parts are available as UE6372.
  • Format: 17.0 × 24.0 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-6765-4
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08125-5
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To make myself clear: This is not "programme music", it does not require an explanation attached to it; it speaks for itself. What it wishes to say it does by means of pure music. But it does say something, more in fact than the simple music-making we have become accustomed to since the decline of chamber music.' (Zoltán Kodály)

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  • 1. Satz
  • 2. Satz
  • 3. Satz


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