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Carl Nielsen

Kvartet for to violiner, bratsch og cello, opus 14

Quartet for Two Violins, Viola and Cello, Opus 14

Opus 14
CNW 57
CNUCarl Nielsen Udgaven (The Carl Nielsen Edition. The Royal Library: Copenhagen 1998–2009) II/10
CNSCarl Nielsens Samling (The Carl Nielsen Collection, The Royal Library, Copenhagen) 40
FSDan Fog & Torben Schousboe: Carl Nielsen kompositioner. En Bibliografi. København 1965. 23

Dedicatee: Edvard Grieg

Carl Nielsen Edition

Arrangement not by Nielsen:

Composition: 1897–98.

The quartet, Op. 14, was composed in 1897–98, while Nielsen was running Thygesminde, the farm of his parents-in-law near Kolding, Jutland. He presumably started on the quartet during summer 1897, finishing the first movement in December. After half a year he resumed composing, though not without problems. It is not known when the work was completed. The Nielsen and Grieg families were close friends, but beyond this none of the sources shed more light on the composer's reason for dedicating it to Edvard Grieg.

Instrumentation:
string quartet

Key: E major

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