Allegretto in E major
The Allegretto in E major, for string quartet (TH 153 ; ČW 333), was written in 1863 or 1864 as an exercise while Tchaikovsky was a student in Anton Rubinstein's composition classes at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory.
Scored for 2 violins, viola and cello.
Movements and Duration
There is one movement: Allegretto (E major, 40 bars), lasting around 2 minutes in performance.
The work was published for the first time in 1967 in volume 58 of Tchaikovsky's Complete Collected Works, edited by Irina Iordan.
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The following items can be viewed or downloaded online:
- Full score, first edition (1967), from the Internet Music Score Library Project (IMSLP).
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