Question about Ysaÿe

August 15, 2004 at 01:04 AM · I've heard about there is a string quartet written by Ysaÿe. I found a recording on amazon.com, but they could no longer supply.

Does anyone know anything about this? Is the sheet music of this quartet still in print?

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August 15, 2004 at 06:09 PM · Yes, I have a recording of it if you would like to get on AIM, I can send it to you. It is quite interesting! I think it is simply called "Quartet in F" though I'm not sure since I downloaded it myself off of Soulseek. Well. My screen name is Jennifer 47336. No underscore, just a space.

-JW

August 15, 2004 at 11:44 PM · Thanks for that. But I'm afraid the piece you mentioned maybe Ravel Quartet, played by Ysaye Quartet... does the 2nd movement start with pizziccato?

August 16, 2004 at 12:02 PM · Ysaye had strings trio, quartet and quintet, a piano trio, sonatas for viola and for cello alone, studies for violin and many other chamber works. But there arent recordings, or just a few. I have his 2 violins and his solo cello sonatas, and are wonderful

August 16, 2004 at 04:32 PM · I also have the parts and recordings of his 2 violins sonata and the cello sonata along with the solo violin sonatas. It's hard to get those recording. Just ordered a book about Ysaÿe, written by his son, on Amazon, and they need at least 8 weeks to get!!

August 16, 2004 at 05:51 PM · I have that book. A lot of information, great ilustrations and photos. But its hard to get. Think there is an unique edition from 1980. I found it in a second hand books shop in Buenos Aires. They have a fantastic stock of music books in english!. Many technical violin works by Auer, Szigety, Menuhin, Flesch and others. Almost all first editions.

August 16, 2004 at 10:25 PM · Yup. The second mvt. starts with pizzacatos. THanks. One bad thing about downloading off of file sharing communities...what people label things doesn't always reflect what you are getting....Glad to be in the right now!

August 16, 2004 at 10:33 PM · lol, thats a great quartet though, that second movement is harder than it sounds. I'd love to hear an ysaye quartet, i wonder how one could get the music for it.

August 16, 2004 at 11:56 PM · I need to say thank you as well, jennifer. Because of you mentioning SoulSeek, which I never used before, I now have what I've been looking for a long long time, Richard Strauss Symphony in F minor.

August 17, 2004 at 12:18 AM · From what I have heard, Ysaye had also written a solo sonata for cello.

August 17, 2004 at 07:47 AM · Yes, in C minor. Henle Verlag recently published a very nice edition of it.

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