Budapest: RÃ³zsavÃ¶lgyi & Cie., . First Edition in score. Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Miniature score of BartÃ³k's Quartet no. 1, op. 7 (BB 52, Sz 40, W 20, Somfai 308.) [PN] R. & Co. 3287. 38 pp. 5.25 x 7.5 inches (13.5 x 19 cm). Two slight creases to the cover, some toning; overall in fine condition.The work was at least in part inspired by BartÃ³k's unrequited love for the violinist Stefi Geyer - in a letter to her, he called the first movement a "funeral dirge," and its opening notes trace a motif which first appeared in his Violin Concerto No. 1, a work dedicated to Geyer and suppressed by BartÃ³k for many years. The intense contrapuntal writing of this movement is often compared to Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartet No. 14, the opening movement of which is a slow fugue. (Inventory #: 5919)
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