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

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The string quartet holds pride of place in Bologne de Saint-Georges instrumental works, with three sets of six works each. 

With neat but surely unintentional symmetry these quartets include his first and last instrumental works, the Six quatuors à cordes, Op.1, and the Six Quatuors concertans, Op.15.

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 in Paris.

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

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