Shostakovich, Dmitri - Two Pieces for String Quartet (1931) - Two Violins, Viola, and Cello - DSCH Edition | 5502 167
  • Shostakovich, Dmitri - Two Pieces for String Quartet (1931) - Two Violins, Viola, and Cello - DSCH Edition | 5502 167
  • Shostakovich, Dmitri - Two Pieces for String Quartet (1931) - Two Violins, Viola, and Cello - DSCH Edition | 5502 167
  • Shostakovich, Dmitri - Two Pieces for String Quartet (1931) - Two Violins, Viola, and Cello - DSCH Edition | 5502 167

Shostakovich, Dmitri - Two Pieces for String Quartet (1931) - Two Violins, Viola, and Cello - DSCH Edition

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Two Pieces for String Quartet by Dmitri Shostakovich is a work without an Opus number.  It is sometimes denoted as Op. 36 or 36a, but that number is already assigned to an orchestral suite.  It seems that the two pieces for quartet were never published during the composer's lifetime, but instead discovered in the 1980s; they appear to have been written around 1931.  They are short pieces, made up of themes that would go on to be central to other works by Shostakovich: in the first piece, Elegy, we hear a plaintive aria from his 1934 opera Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District; the second is a tongue-in-cheek Polka from his 1930 ballet/orchestral suite The Age of Gold.  Best suited to an advanced string quartet.

This edition contains the quartet parts only (no score).  Published by DSCH.

Difficulty: A5

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Title: Two Pieces for String Quartet
Composer:Shostakovich
Arranger:
Editor:

Publisher:Hal Leonard
Instrumentation: String Quartet
Parts Included: Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello
Additional Information:Parts only, no score

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Two Pieces for String Quartet by Dmitri Shostakovich is a work without an Opus number.  It is sometimes denoted as Op. 36 or 36a, but that number is already assigned to an orchestral suite.  It seems that the two pieces for quartet were never published during the composer's lifetime, but instead discovered in the 1980s; they appear to have been written around 1931.  They are short pieces, made up of themes that would go on to be central to other works by Shostakovich: in the first piece, Elegy, we hear a plaintive aria from his 1934 opera Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District; the second is a tongue-in-cheek Polka from his 1930 ballet/orchestral suite The Age of Gold.  Best suited to an advanced string quartet.

This edition contains the quartet parts only (no score).  Published by DSCH.

Difficulty: A5
Title: Two Pieces for String Quartet
Composer:Shostakovich
Arranger:
Editor:

Publisher:Hal Leonard
Instrumentation: String Quartet
Parts Included: Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello
Additional Information:Parts only, no score
Sheet Music Return Policy
If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Unless the music received is defective or has been shipped in error, all returned music will be subject to a restocking fee of $2.00 per title.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at sharserv@sharmusic.com

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