Suk: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 31

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  • Composer: Josef Suk
  • Editor: Zdeněk Nouza
  • Instrumentation: String Quartet (Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello)
  • ISMN: 979-026010552-2
  • Size: 9.6 x 12.2 inches
  • Pages: 67
  • Urtext / Critical Edition


The single-movement String Quartet No. 2 by Josef Suk (1874-1935) was written at the height of his compositional powers. Completed in Krecovice in May 1911, this demanding work, with its complex harmonies and motivic structure, seemed avant-garde for its day: the Berlin premiere of November 1912 was accompanied by protests from the audience.