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Quartet in F major for two violins, viola, and cello

Author: Maurice Ravel; Paganini Quartet.
Publisher: New York : International Music Co., ©1951.
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The similarities between Maurice Ravel's only work for string quartet, the String Quartet in F major, and Claude Debussy's only work for string quartet, the String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10, can hardly be avoided or ignored. During the early years of his career, Ravel was frequently and sometimes vehemently criticized for having copied Debussy, and it was only later that musical society began to realize that, in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Parts
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937.
Quartet in F major for two violins, viola and cello.
New York : International Music Co., c1951
(OCoLC)639573370
Document Type: Musical Score
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice Ravel; Paganini Quartet.
OCLC Number: 26433910
Notes: Cover title.
"Edited by Henri Temianka of the Paganini Quartet" - Violin I part.
"Edited by Gustave Rosseels of the Paganini Quartet" - Violin II part.
"Edited by Charles Foidart of the Paganini Quartet" - Viola part.
"Edited by Adolphe Frezin of the Paganini Quartet" - Cello part.
Duration: About 30 minutes.
Description: 4 parts ; 31 cm.
Contents: I. Allegro moderato - Très doux --
II. Assez vif - Très rythmé --
III. Très lent --
IV. Vif et agité.
Other Titles: Quartets,
Responsibility: Ravel ; [edited by] Paganini Quartet.

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The similarities between Maurice Ravel's only work for string quartet, the String Quartet in F major, and Claude Debussy's only work for string quartet, the String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10, can hardly be avoided or ignored. During the early years of his career, Ravel was frequently and sometimes vehemently criticized for having copied Debussy, and it was only later that musical society began to realize that, in the realm of piano music at least, it was equally possible that Debussy had imitated his younger colleague. With the String Quartet in F, composed in 1902 and 1903 and then revised up to 1910, however, Ravel seems more certain to have relied on Debussy's 1893 Op. 10; as emotionally, psychologically, and even structurally different as the two works are, one could never accuse them of having a language barrier. But, whereas Debussy's quartet is the work of a headstrong progressive still on his way to developing a mature, personal style, Ravel's is the work of an already mature artist more concerned with craftsmanship and traditional structure than with innovation. Not surprisingly, given their relative places in their careers when the two composers wrote their string quartets, Ravel's is the more sound piece of music and Debussy's is the more groundbreaking. Incidentally, Debussy, by all accounts, adored Ravel's piece, and though it makes the cut by just a couple of years, it is probably the most oft-played string quartet of the twentieth century. Ravel dedicated it to his teacher, Gabriel Fauré. Ravel's String Quartet is in four movements: Moderato très doux, Assez vif-Très rythmé, Très lent, and Vif et agité. The opening movement's pianissimo second theme is as hollow and melancholy as the first theme is warm and inviting. In the second movement, which serves as the Quartet's scherzo, Ravel moves into the pizzicato world already explored by Debussy in the scherzo movement of his String Quartet; the central portion (one hesitates to call it a "trio section") calls for the players to put mutes on their instruments. Bits of music from earlier in the Quartet can be heard, wearing new clothes, in the slow movement; likewise in the finale, which plunges straight into a frantic 5/4 meter bombast at its start, lightens up in the middle, and then ends in a blaze of zeal. - Blair Johnston on allmusic.com

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