String Quartet #03

Appleby Catalogue W number: 
W112
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The third String Quartet was written in Rio in 1916.  It sometimes goes by the subtitle Quarteto de pipocas, a reference to the pizzicati of the Scherzo.  - Tarasti (1995), p. 302.

This was one of the works featured in the 1922 Semana de Arte Moderna

Movements:

  1. Allegro non troppo
  2. Molto vivo
  3. Molto adagio
  4. Allegro con fuoco
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String Quartet

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Published by Max Eschig in Paris.Villa-Lobos, Heitor. 1951. Troisième quatuor à cordes. Paris: Editions M. Eschig.  Villa-Lobos, Heitor. 1929. 3ème [i.e. Troisième] quatuor: pour 2 violins, alto et violoncelle. Paris: M. Eschig. 

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The premiere was on November 12, 1919, at Rio's Teatro Municipal.It was featured on the 2nd day of the Semana de Arte Moderna in Sao Paulo, on February 15, 1922:This piece made a big splash in Paris, at a chamber music festival in Paris in March 1928: "Le Quatuor de M. Villa Lobos, compositeur brésilien, est nerveux, solide, chantant, rythme; il y a comme une saveur des tropiques dans sa chaude atmosphère..." - P. de L., in Le Ménestrel, 1928/03/30, p. 145. There are five records in the Villa-Lobos Concerts database as of August 2009.

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Chamber Music