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STRING QUARTETS

Sarah ADERHOLDT (b1955): Strg Qtt, 1978. 9'.
Franghiz ALI-ZADEH (b1947): Strg Qtt, 1974. Dilogy I, 1988. Mugam Sayagi, 1993, 19'. Oasis, 1998, 13' Hildegard or Sikorski.
Elfrida ANDRÉE (1841-1929): In A, 1861. In D minor, 1887, Hildegard or Silvertrust.
Caroline ANSINK (b1959): Str Qtt, 12', 1987, Donemus.
Violet ARCHER (b1913): Str Qtt No 1, 1940. No 2, 1949. No 3, 1981.
Valborg AULIN (1860-1928): Str Qtt Ni 1 in F, 1884, Look at youtube. Str Qtt No 2 in E minor, 1889, c21', Look at youtube.
Grayzna BACEWICZ (1913-69): Str Qtt No 1, 1938. No 2, 1943. No 3, 1947. No 4, 1951, 22', Look at youtube. No 5, 1955. No 6, 1960. No 7, 1965, 17', Look at youtube. Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne.
Maria BACH (1896-1978: Str Qtt No 1, 1935. No 2, 1937.
Esther BALLOU (1915-73): Nocturne, 1937. American Composers Alliance.
Marion BAUER (1882-1955): Str Qtt, 1949.
Amy BEACH (1867-1944): Str Qtt in one mvt, Op 89, 13' 1929, Hildegard.
Sally BEAMISH (b1956): Str Qtt No 1, 1999. Str Qtt No 2 Opus California, 1999, 12'. Str Qtt No 3, Reed Stanzas, 2011, 18', youtube. Scottish Music Centre
Susan BLAUSTEIN (b1953): Ricercare, 1981.
Patricia BLOMFIELD HOLT (1910-2003): Str Qtt No 1, 1937. Str Qtt No 2, 1956.
Victoria BOND (b1945): ‘Dreams of Flying’, 15', 1994, Subito.
Edith BORROFF (b1925): Str Qtt, 1941. Grand Rondo, 1944. Str Qtt in E minor, 1945.
Henriëtte BOSMANS (1895-1952): Str Qtt, 12', 1927, Donemus and enter Bosmans, or look at youtube
Nadia BOULANGER (1887-1979): Fugue, 1908.
Helen BOWATER (1952): The Bodhi Tree, 1991.
Anne BOYD (b1946): No 1, The Fourth Generation, 1968. No 2, 1973, No 3, 1991.
Eliza BROWN (b1985): Str 4tt No 1, 2011, 9', Look at youtube. Theodore Pressler.
Radie BRITAIN (1903-94): Epic Poem, 1927. Str Qtt 1934.
Diana BURRELL: (b1948): Gulls and Angels, 1994.
Helza CAMEU (1903-95): Suite No 2, 1935.
Teresa CARRENO (1853-1917): Str Qtt in b minor, 23', 1895, Look at youtube. Edition Silvertrust
Doreen CARWITHEN (1922-2003): Str 4tt No 1, 20', 1945, look at youtube. No 2 (Cobbett Prize) 20', 1952.
Gayane C’EBOTARYAN (b1918): Str Qtts, 1978, 1990.
CHEN YI (b1953): Str Qtt, 1982, Theodore Presser.
Rebecca CLARKE (1886-1979): Str Qtt in 1 mvt, 7', 1924, Look at youtube. Poem: Adagio, 8', 1926, OUP.
Gloria COATES (b1938): Str Qtt No 1, Protestation, 1966, Look at youtube. Str Qtt No 6. Str Qtt No 7, Angels, 2000, 15', Look at youtube. Theodore Presser.
Ulric COLE (1905-92): No 1, 1932. No 2, 1934.
Jean COULTHARD (1908-2000): No 1 ‘In the Spring of the Year 1952'. Threnody, 1953. No 3, 1987.
Ruth CRAWFORD SEEGER (1901-53): Str Qtt, 1931, Look at youtube. Theodore Presser. Str Qtt, 12', 1952. A-R Editions.
Chaya CZERNOWIN (b1957): Str Qtt, 14, 1996. Anea Crystal, 22', 2008. Schott. Look at youtube..
Nancy DALBERG (1881-1949): Str Qtt in G minor, 25', 1914-22. No 2 in g minor, 1922, 25'. Edition Silvertrust
Tina DAVIDSON (b1952): Cassandra Sings, 1988.
Emma Lou DIEMER (b1927): Str Qtt No 1, 1987.
Violetta DINESCU (b1953): Terra Lonhdana, 1984. Ricordi.
Lucia DLUGOSZEWSKI (b1934): Transparencies, 1952. Flower Music, 1959. Qidditas, 1984.
Sophie ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ (1899-1974): Str Qtts No 1, 1938. No 2, 1943. No 3, 1964.
Eleanora EKSANISHVILI (b1919): Str Qtt, 1944. 1949.
Florence EWART (1864-1949): Str Qtt in D minor, 1930.
Suzanne FARRIN (b1956): Str Qtt No 1, 24', 1984. Undecim, 2', 2009. suzannefarrin.com
Eibhlis FARRELL (b1953): Str Qtt No 2, 1977.
Vivian FINE (b 1913): Str Qtt, 1957, Greenwood Press.
Elena FIRSOVA (b1950): Str Qtt No 1, Op 4, 1970. No 2, Op 11, 1974. No 3, Op 24, 10', 1980 Look at youtube. No 4, 'Amoroso', Op 40, 1989. No 5, 'Lagrimoso', Op 58, 15', 1992. No 6, Op 71. No 8. No 9, Op 78. Boosey & Hawkes.
Gabriela Lena FRANK (b1972): Str Qtt No 4, Hildegard. Chasqui from Leyendas, 3', Look at youtube.
Emmy FRENZEL WEGENER (1901-73): Str Qtt, 12', 1929, Donemus.
Stacy GARROP (b1969): Str Qtt No 2, Demons & Angels, 30', 2005. Str Qtt No 3 Gaia, 31', 2008. Theodore Pressler.
Miriam GIDEON (1906-96): Lyric Piece, 1941. Str Qtt, 1946. American Composers Alliance.
Ruth GIPPS (1921-99): Str Qtt, Op 47, 1956, Tickerage Press.
Sylvia GLICKMAN (1932-2006): ‘The Walls are Quiet Now’, 1999, Hildegard.
Dianne GOOLKASIAN RANBEE (b1939): Str Qtt, 'Keff', Op 57, 1992. Str Qtt 'Journey's End', Op 58, 1993. grdianne3@gmail.com
Dorothy GOW (1893-1982): Str Qtt No 2, 1933. Str Qtt in one mvt, 1947. British Library.
Sofia GUBAYDULINA (b1931): Str Qtt No 1, 1971, 22', Look at youtube. No 2, 1987. No 3, 1987, 18', Look at youtube. Hans Sikorski.
Pamela HARRISON (1915-89): Str Qtt, 1944.
Louise HERITTE-VIARDOT (1841-1918): Str Qtt No 1 in A, Op 11, 1883, 'Im Sommer'. No 2 in D, Op 11, 1883, Spanish. Edition Silvertrust
Jennifer HIGDON (b1962): Str Qtt An Exaltation of Larks, 15', 2005. From www.jenniferhigdon.com
Imogen HOLST (1907-84): Str Qtt No 1, 1946. No 2, 1950. OUP. Look at youtube.
Katharine HOOVER (1937): Str Qtt No 2 The Know, 2004. Boosey.
Miriam HYDE (1913): Fantasy-Qtt in A, c1940. Look at youtube. Str Qtt in E minor, 21', 1947. Australian Music Centre.
Alison ISADORA (b1962): Namesté, Str Qtt, 1993, 8', Donemus.
Marie JAËLL (1846-1925): Str Qtt in G minor, c1880. Biblioteque Nationale. Look at youtube.
Marta JIRÁCKOVÁ (b1932): Str Qtt ‘The Blanckenburg Fugue’, Op 33, 11', 1985, Panton.
Vitezslava KAPRALOVA (1915-40): Str Qtt, Op 8, 19', 1936, kapralova.org/EDITION.htm
Elizabeth KELLY (b1982): Entangled & entwined, Str Qtt, 8', 2011, Donemus.
Astrid KRUISSELBRINK (b1972): Str Qtt based on3 paintings by Edvard Munch, 15', 2000, Donemus.
Halina KRZYZANOWSKA (1860-1927): Str Qtt in A, Op 44, c1920, Hamelle?
Margaret Ruthven LANG (1867-1972): Str Qtt, c1980. A P Schmidt.
Vanessa LANN (b1968): Lullabye for a Young Girl Dreaming, 15', 1990. Landscape of a Soul's Remembering, Str Qtt, 21', 2006, Donemus.
Libby LARSEN (b1950): Str Qtt ‘Alauda’, 1986. Schirmer.
Luise Adolpha LE BEAU (1850-1927): Str Qtt in G minor, Op 34, 1884, Furore or Hildegard.
Nicola LEFANU (b1947): Str Qtt, 1988. No 2, 1997. No 3, 15', Look at youtube. Chester Novello.
Kate LODER (1825-1904): Str Qtt in G minor, 1846. British Library.
Maddalena Laura LOMBARDINI SIRMEN (1745-1818): 6 Qtts: 1 in E flat, 12'. 2 in B flat, 12'. 3 in G minor, 11'. 4 in B flat, 10'. 5 in F minor, 13'. 6 in E, 10', Look at youtube. 1769, Furore or Hildegard.
Gudrun LUND (b1930): Str Qtt No 1, op 8, 1976. No 2, Op 20, 1978. No 4, Op 70, 1983. No 5, Op 77, 1984. No 6, Op 134, 1992. Samfundet.
Elizabeth LUTYENS (1906-83): Str Qtt No 2, Op 5/5, 1938. No 3, Op 18, 1949. No 6, Op 25/3, 1952, Look at youtube. ‘Plenum III’, Op 93, 1973. ‘Mare et minutiae, Op 107, 1976. ‘Doubles’, Op 125, 1978. Op 139, 1979. ‘Diurnal’, Op 146, 1980. No 12, Op 155, 1981. No 13, Op 158, 1982. University of York Music Press
Elizabeth MACONCHY (1907-94): Str Qtt No 1, 1933. No 2, 1936. No 3, 1938 11', Look at youtube. No 4, 1943. No 5, 1948. No 6, 1950. No 7, 54. No 8, 1966. No 9, 15', 1969. No 10, 13', 1972. No 11, 14’,1977, youtube. No 12, 13'. No 13, Quartetto Corto, 8', 1983. Chester Novello.
Ursula MAMLOK (b1928): Str Qtt, 1962. American Composers Alliance.
Ljubica MARIC (b1909): Str Qtt, 1931. Udruzenje Kompozitora Sebije.
Tera de MAREZ OYENS (1932-96): Str Qtt.
Cecilia McDOWELL (b1951): The Case of the Unanswered Wire, 10', 2002, Gemini.
Bernadetta MATUSZCZAK (b1937): Quartetto in 12 parti, 1980. PWM.
Fanny MENDELSSOHN (1805-47): Str Qtt in E flat, 20', 1834, Hildegard. Look at youtube.
Benna MOE (1897-1983): Strg Qtt in F minor, 1934. DanishMusic.info.
Kate MOORE (b1979): Sketches of Stars, Str Qtt, 22', 2000, Donemus.
Mary Carr MOORE (1873-1957): Strg Qtt in F minor, 1930, Online Archive of California.
Thea MUSGRAVE (b1928): Str Qtt, 1958, 20', musicroom.com.
Jane O’LEARY (b1946): Str Qtt, 1983, 15', Contemporary Music Centre (Dublin).
Christina Viola OOREBEEK (b1944): Sisyphus Revisited, Str Qtt, 2011, 15', Donemus.
Keyla OROZCO (b1969) Para Variar, Str Qtt, 2002, 12', Donemus. Look at youtube.
Barbara PENTLAND (1912-2000): Str Qtt No 1, 1945. No 2, 1953. No 3, 1969. No 40, 1980. No 5, 1985. Musicanada.
Marta PTAZYNSKA (b1943): 4 Portraits, 15', 1994, from the comnposer. Mosaics, 15', 2002. Theodore Pressler.
Priaulx RAINIER (1903-86): Str Qtt, 18', 1939. Schott.
Shulamit RAN (b1949): Str Qtt No 1, 24', 1984. No 2 ‘VISTAS’, 1989, 25'. Bach Shards, 4', 2002. Theodore Presser.
Rhian SAMUEL (b1944): Preludes & Dances, 1997, 13'. The Last Dance, 2009. Stainer & Bell.
Ruth SCHONTHAL (1924-2006): Str Qtt No 1, 1962, 14', Look at youtube. No 2, 1983, rev 1983, 25'. No 3, 1997, 16', Furore.
Johanna SENFTER (1879-1961): Str Qtt in D minor, Op 4. In F sharp minor, Op 28. In F minor, Op 46. In B, Op 64, In C minor, Op 115.
Verdina SHLONSKY (1905-90): Str Qtt, 1948. Israel Music Institute.
Alice Mary SMITH (1839-84): Str Qtt No 1 in D, 1862. No 2 in A minor, 1870. No 3 in D, 1864. No 4 in G minor, 1867. Info from ian.graham-jones@clara.net, or Hildegard
Julia SMITH (1911-89): Str Qtt, 1964. Mowbray. Look at youtube.
Ethel SMYTH (1858-1944): Str Qtt in D minor, 1880. In E minor, 40', 1902-12. Edition Silvertrust or Universal.
Brunhilde SONNTAG (b1936): Str Qtt No 1, 1984. No 2 ‘Animus’, 1988. No 3, 1993. Furore.
Susan SPAIN-DUNK: (1880-1962): Phantasy for Str Qtt in g minor, 13'. Edition Silvertrust
Margaret SUTHERLAND (1897-1984): Str Qtt No 1, 1939. No 3, 1954. No 3, 1967. Australian Music Centre.
Germaine TAILLEFERRE (1892-1983): Str Qtt, 14', 1919.
Karen TANAKA (b1961): Str 4tt At the Grave of Beethoven, 9', 1999, Chester.
Phyllis TATE (1911-87): Str Qtt in F, 25',1952, OUP.
Augusta Read THOMAS (b1964): Sun Threads, 38'; includes Eagle at Sunrise, 7', Look at youtube, Fugutive Star, 9', Invocations 9', Rising Chant 13', 2000-1, Schirmer.
Lucie VELLÈRE (1896-1966): Str Qtt No 1 in D minor, 23', 1937. No 2 in E minor, 1942. No 3, 17', 1951, manuscript at Bibliothèque du Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles. Str Qtt No 4, 15', 1962. CeBeDeM.
Sláva VORLOVÁ (1894-1973): Bezkydy Str Qtt No 1, 1933. Str Qtt Op 5, 1939. Op 22, 1950. Czech Music Fund.
Errollyn WALLEN (b1958): Variations, 1983, Peters.
Chen YI (b1953): Str Qtts: Burning, 2001; Shuo; Sprout; At the Kansas City New Year's Concert; From the Path of Beauty. Theodore Presser.
Ruth ZECHLIN (b1926): Str Qtt No 1, 1959. No 2, 1965. No 3, 1970. No 4, 1971. No 5, 1971. No 6, 1977. G. Schirmer.
Belle Van ZUYLEN (1740-1805): 6 Minuetten, Str 4tt, 13', 1780, Donemus.

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