String Quintet, Op.171 (Ries, Ferdinand)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1833]. Plate 5419.
Misc. Notes Violin 1 part is complete - look for the apparently missing pages after Violin 2 (file #381853). Original images: ca.350dpi, color jp2 files approx. 3210 by 4210 pixels. Editing: re-sampled to 600dpi, converted to black and white tif files, de-skewed, and set uniform margins. From the Drs. Whitby Music Collection at the University of Western Ontario. (file #454444).
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General Information

Work Title String Quintet
Alternative. Title Grand Quintetto Pour 2 Violons, 2 Violes et Violoncelle
Quintet No.4
Composer Ries, Ferdinand
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.171
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFR 112
Key G major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
  1. Allegro
  2. Scherzo. Allegro
  3. Larghetto (con moto)
  4. Allegro molto vivace quasi presto
First Publication. 1833 – Paris: Richault / Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel
Dedication à son ami Monsieur Ignace von Houtem
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 violins, 2 violas, cello

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Published by Richault in 1833. Publication noted in the Bibliographie de la France 1e série, 22e année (36e de la collection), N° 20, 18 mai 1833, p.320, r.61.

Now regarded as his 4th string quartet; his 5th is WoO 75 in A major: see WorldCat (from a description of the 2003-5 new edition of his 7 quintets for strings.)

VIAF lists an Ignaz van Houtem 1764-1812...