Five Pieces for String Quartet (Schulhoff)
The "Fünf Stücke für Streichquartett" or "Five Pieces for String Quartet" is a suite of five musical pieces by Czech composer Erwin Schulhoff. The work contains stylistic connections to both a baroque dance suite and to other pieces composed by the Second Viennese School. The piece premiered on 8 August 1924 at the International Society for New Music Festival in Salzburg, and was dedicated to Darius Milhaud.
Each of the pieces evokes a different style of dance music:
- Piece 1: Viennese Waltz
- Piece 2: Serenade
- Piece 3: Czech folk music
- Piece 4: Tango
- Piece 5: Tarantella