Saint-Georges, Joseph Bologne de: Six Concertante Quartets (AE431) – sheet music


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Saint-Georges, Joseph Bologne de (1745-1799)

Product Code: AE431
Description: Six Concertante Quartets
Edited by: Allan Badley
Year of Publication: 2008
Instrumentation: 2vn va b
Binding: Score: Stapled/ Parts: Unbound
ISBN: 1-877369-69-1
Option(s): Score (Hardcopy): $65.00
Part(s) (Hardcopy): $55.00
Score (PDF): $49.00
Part(s) (PDF): $41.00
ISMN: M-67451-235-0


The present quartets fall midway between these two
publications. Composed in 1777 (according to Gabriel Banat,
the best and most recent of Saint-Georges’ biographers)
the Six Quartetto concertans were issued two years later in
a breathtakingly inaccurate edition by Durieu: ‘AU GOUT
deux Violons, Alto, et Basse / PAR / MR. DE ST. GEORGE. /
OEUVRE / Gravée par Melle Fleury. / Prix 9ll / A PARIS / Chez
Mr. Durieu, Musicien, et Editeur, Rue Dauphine, à côte de la
Rue Christine, au Goût du Jour. / Et aux Adresses Ordinaires.
/ A.P.D.R.’ Given the unusually high number of errors and
inconsistencies in Durieu’s edition it seems most unlikely
that Saint-Georges was involved in its preparation. No other
edition of the quartets is known although a second printing
of the set using the same plates was made ca 1782.

Quartet I in B  major
Quartet II in G minor
Quartet III in C major
Quartet IV in F major
Quartet V in G major
Quartet VI in B  major

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