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1

Private communication, 7 November 1977. Prof. Abraham also remarked that the Russian Music Society had run a similar competition the previous year, but this was probably only open to Russian composers. 

 

2

The same information was published in the Musikalisches Wochenblatt, 15 June 1877, 8.

 

3

See KBM, 151 and KBME, 153 [Are the string parts in ONB for this work?]

 

4

See PBGME, 46ff.

 

 

 

 

   

 

Piano Quartet in A minor

 

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  Piano, violin, viola, cello

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Performance AND RECORDING history
 

The first performance was given on 10 March 1932 as the second item in a radio programme, Kuriositäten-Kabinett II, broadcast at 21:45 by Südwestdeutsche Rundfunk. The performers were members of the Amar Quartet – Licco Amar or Walter Caspar (vn), Erich Kraack (vla), Maurits Frank (vcl) – and Erich Itor Kahn (pf).

The first live performance was given by members of the Galimir Quartet, with Peter Serkin, at a concert of the International Society for Contemporary Music, United States Section Inc., at Philharmonic Hall, New York, 0n 12 February 1964. (see NAMR 66, 42–49); the work had already been recorded in 1973 by the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Piano Quartet (Nobuyuki Shioda (vn), Klaas Boon (vla), Saskia Boon (vcl), Ina Overkamp (pf) on a 45 rpm disc that was distributed to the Stichting Donateurs van het Concertgebouw that year. For details of this and subsequent commercial recordings, see PFMD2, 335–7.

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Critical Edition

 

SWSBIII: Gustav Mahler, Klavierquartett, 1. Satz, für Violine, Viola, Violoncello und Klavier, Sämtliche Werke, Kritische Gesamtausgabe, Supplement Band III, herausgegeben von Manfred Wagner-Artzt, mit ein Vorwort von Renate Hilmar-Voit und einem Kritischen Bericht von Reinhold Kubik (Vienna: Universal Edition, 1997)

 

 
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  OACAM No. 1145, p. 177; NAMR 4, 14; NAMR 66, 42–49
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