String Quartet No.8, Op.59 (Myaskovsky, Nikolay)

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Sheet Music


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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzgiz, 1944. Plate M. 17844 Г.
Misc. Notes 300 dpi, converted to B&W by me. Source scan was not as high quality as some of the others.
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General Information

Work Title String Quartet No.8
Alternative. Title
Composer Myaskovsky, Nikolay
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.59
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. INM 50
Key F-sharp minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
  1. Allegro moderato, F minor (Half note.png ‧ = 60-66)
  2. Adagio, D major
  3. Allegro drammatico, F minor (= 144)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1942
First Performance. 1943-3-21 in Moscow
Beethoven Quartet
First Publication. 1944
Copyright Information This work is claimed to be under copyright in the USA due to
"restoration" via the GATT/TRIPS amendment (Section 104). NIE-V8001P652
Dedication to the memory of Z.P. Feldman (possibly Zinovii Petrovich Feldman, 1893–1942)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 25 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello
External Links
Edition Silvertrust

Misc. Comments

String Quartets by Nikolay Myaskovsky