String Quartet No. 8

Full title String Quartet No. 8 in D Major / 8. Streichquartett D-Dur
Date composed 1949
Details Allegro non troppo, ma con brio
Allegro moderato

Composed 1948–1949 and completed in May 1949.
Performance duration: ca. 23 min.
Manuscript sources NYPL JOB 73-138, holograph score (36 pages), with composer's note on title page: New York, May 1949; and a completion date at end of each movement—for movement 1: 1./XI. 1948; for movement 2: 6./XII.1948; for movement 3: 24./XII.1948; and at end of movement 4: May 27th 1949. / KW. See also NYPL JPB 99-7 no. 102, Composers Facsimile Edition of copyist's score (42 pages); and LOCMA box-folder 73/5, sketches (36 pages).
Availabiity Score and parts available from ACA and KWF.

String Quartet No. 8: movement 1, Allegro non troppo, ma con brio
Spokane Quartet

Performances (click icon to expand or collapse list)
3 March 1973*** New York, Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts, Mahler—Weigl Program: Concord Quartet (Mark Sohol, Andrew Jennings, John Kochanowski, Norman Fischer). Also on program: Gustav Mahler, songs and Piano Quartet Movement in A Minor.
20 March 1973 Rochester, New York, Eastman School of Music, Kilbourn Hall: Krista Miller, Raymond Pandarowicz, Christopher Hogan, Julie Charland. Also on program: David Diamond, Piano Quintet; Béla Bartók, String Quartet No. 4.
16 June 1980 New York, Carnegie Recital Hall, Music from the Moldenhauer Archives, Music of Wolfgang Fraenkel, Anton von Webern, and Karl Weigl: Spokane String Quartet (Kelly Farris, Bryan Boughten, Claire, Keeble, Achilles Balabanis). Also on program: Anton von Webern, String Quartet; Wolfgang Fraenkel, String Quartet (1924, rev. 1975) and Music for String Quartet.