Shostakovich-Two Pieces for String Quartet Score | 6400 167
  • Shostakovich-Two Pieces for String Quartet Score | 6400 167
  • Shostakovich-Two Pieces for String Quartet Score | 6400 167

Shostakovich-Two Pieces for String Quartet 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.

Score Only. Published by DSCH.

Difficulty: A5 (Apprentice Rating)



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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.

Score Only. Published by DSCH.

Difficulty: A5 (Apprentice Rating)



Click here to learn more about the Apprentice and ASTA Sheet Music Difficulty Ratings.
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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