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String Quartet in G Minor

Composer
Jan Levoslav Bella
Year of composition
1866
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
24 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
String quartet
Instrumental parts

EN: Bella’s String Quartet in G Minor is the Slovak composer’s earliest known quartet composition. In its musical ideas and their development Bella’s quartet is indebted to the musical language of Viennese classicism, although in the main avoiding its Beethovenian reaches. 23-year-old composer wrote a work of balanced proportions and inventive procedure drawing on an undemonstrative, but fresh, thematic invention. The composition was written for Bella’s own amateur quartet, in which he usually took the viola part.

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SK: Bellovo Slacikove kvarteto g mol predstavuje najstarsiu znamu kvartetovu kompoziciu slovenskeho autora. Skladba svojimi hudobnymi ideami a ich rozvijanim nadvazuje na hudobny jazyk viedenskeho klasicizmu, avsak viac-menej sa vyhyba jeho beethovenovskym poloham. 23-rocny autor skomponoval hudobne dielo s vyvazenymi proporciami a duchaplnym dianim, opierajucim sa o nenapadnu, no sviezu, tematicku invenciu. Kompozicia bola napisana pre Bellovo vlastne domace kvarteto, v ktorom hral zvacsa violovy part.

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