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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 | UE6372

  • Edition type: set of parts
  • Format: 23.2 × 30.5 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-1595-2
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-01864-0
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The following manuscript sources are available to be referred to in preparing the revised edition: 1. Sketches, with part of the second movement in two versions; 2. A fair copy of the second movement in the handwriting of Márta Ziegler (Mrs. Bartók) with additions by the composer; 3. A printed copy of the score, first edition, apparently once the property of Tibor Serly, in which the composer made certain corrections, but only up to page 38; 4. A list of revised metronome mark numbers (apparently prepared for the second edition as they are all found incorporated there). (P. Bartók)

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  • 1. Satz
  • 2. Satz
  • 3. Satz

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