String Quartet No. 12 (Shostakovich)

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Dmitri Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 12 in D-flat major (Op. 133) was composed in 1968. It is dedicated to Dmitri Tsyganov, the first violinist of the Beethoven Quartet, which premiered the work.

Structure[edit]

The work lasts approximately 26 minutes and is in two movements:

  1. Moderato - Allegretto - Moderato - Allegretto - Moderato
  2. Allegretto - Adagio - Moderato - Adagio - Moderato - Allegretto

The piece contains twelve-tone elements, such as the opening in the cello:

Opening of the first movement in the cello (About this sound Play ) outlines a tone row:[1]
C F C♭ B♭ D G G♭ E♭ F♭ B♭♭ A♭ D♭

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Whittall 2008, p. 156
Sources
  • Whittall, Arnold (2008). The Cambridge Introduction to Serialism. New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-68200-8. 

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