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05/02/1907 Schoenberg's first string quartet premieres in Vienna

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String Quartet No. 1 Op. 7 by Arnold Schoenberg, 3rd movement

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Quartet No. 1 Op. 7 by Arnold Schoenberg, coda

A large work consisting of one movement which lasts longer than 45 minutes, Schoenberg's First String Quartet was his first assured masterpiece, and it was the real beginning of his reputation as a composer. This quartet is remarkable for its density and intensity of orchestration with only four instruments.