Instrumentation: String Quartet (Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello)
Work: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 31
Size: 9.6 x 12.2 inches
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.