String Quartet No. 6

Full title String Quartet No. 6 in C Major / 6. Streichquartett C-Dur
Date composed 1939
Details Allegro
“De profundis”—Adagio
Allegro ma non troppo
Allegro molto

Composition completed May 1939.
Dedication: To Mrs. Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge.
Performance duration: ca. 25 min.
Manuscript sources NYPL JOB 73-136, holograph score (51 pages), with composer's note on title page: New York, Mai 1939. See also NYPL JPB 99-7 no. 71, photocopy of copyist's score, with concluding copyist's note: New York, May 12, 1939 / copied by W. Weissleder; and LOCMA box-folder 73/3, holograph sketches (72 pages and inserts).
Publication details Signed contract with John Markert and Co., 1953, but the work was never published.
Availabiity Score and parts available from ACA and KWF.
Recordings Loewenguth Quartet (LP: Triad TRI 1; 1954).

String Quartet No. 6: movement 2, Adagio
Loewenguth String Quartet

Performances (click icon to expand or collapse list)
8 February 1954*** New York, New York Public Library: Loewenguth Quartet (Alfred Loewenguth, Maurice Fueri, Roger Roche, Pierre Basseux).