Josef Suk's piano quartet (1874-1935) quickly became a standard work,
not least as a result of the extensive concerts given by the Bohemian
Quartet, in which Suk was second violinist. This is however the first
scholarly-critical edition of this work. It is based largely on a
revision of the first edition which contains Suk's alterations of 1914
and appeared in 1924, on the first copy as well as on newly discovered
copies of the parts. Valuable information has also been extracted from
the printed parts as the original copies are now no longer extant.
Includes parts for violin, viola, cello, and piano.
The Second Piano Quartet in E-flat Major op. 87 was composed during the
summer of 1889 during a torrent of creativity. The quartet can
be described by its characteristic carefree tone and its clear
nationalistic coloring. The primary source for the publication was the
first edition (1890). Includes a set of parts.