1. Allegro moderato (0:07)
2. Adagio ma non troppo (9:26)
3. Molto vivace (20:25)
4. Finale (26:59)
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Antonín Dvořák composed his String Quartet No. 13 in G major, Op. 106, (B. 192), between November and December 9, 1895. 1895 was an eventful year for him: he returned to Europe from America and his sister-in-law and first love both died. Upon finishing the String Quartet No. 13 in G major, he took back up his fourteenth in A-flat major, which he had begun before this quartet and finished it on December 30 of that year. The fourteenth quartet was published with the opus number 105.
The string quartet contains four movements and lasts around 35 minutes. The movements are as follows:
- Allegro moderato in G major and 2/4 time
- Adagio ma non troppo in E-flat major and 3/8 time
- Molto vivace in B minor and 3/4 time, more like a rondo with episodes in A flat major and D major for trios than a typical scherzo, as is more often found in this place in a string quartet in the Romantic music era.
- Finale. Andante sostenuto – Allegro con fuoco The brief Andante sostenuto is in 4/4 “common” time, introduces a finale in 2/4 time, and interrupts it toward the end of the work. The finale is in the work’s main key of G major.
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