General information
Call number at the BM Institute268/A
Title of the composition String Quartet No. 5, H 268
Class of the sourceMusical source
Type of the sourceAutograph score
Closer specification of the typeEngraver´s copy with markings by SNKLHU editors and Miloš Šafránek
Date of origin05/1938
Note on the date of originMay [1. – 15. 5.] 1938
Place of originParis
Physical description
Diplomatic transcription of the title page[underlined:] V. Quatuor | à cordes. | B. Martinů | [added in pencil in a foreign hand:] + 28. 8. 1959 v Liestale při Basileji | [in pencil in Martinů´s hand:] I [in pen in Martinů´s hand:] Allegro non troppo [in pencil in Martinů´s hand:] 5.20 | [in pencil in Martinů´s hand:] II [in pen in Martinů´s hand:] Adagio [in pencil in Martinů´s hand corrected, originally 5.45:] 5.50 | [in pencil in Martinů´s hand:] III [in pen in Martinů´s hand:] Allegro vivo [in pencil in Martinů´s hand:] 3.50 | [in pencil in Martinů´s hand:] IV [in pen in Martinů´s hand:] Lento - Allegro [in pencil in Martinů´s hand:] 6 m[inutes]. | [in pencil in Martinů´s hand:] 21 m[inutes]. | Paris Mai 1938. | [underlined:] Durée= [sic]
Number of leaves16
Number of pages bearing notation31 + 1 (titulní strana)
Total number of pages32
Original pagination1-31
Dimensions (width x height)272 x 353 mm
Bindingloose leaves bound with thread
Paper characteristicsyellowed
WatermarkBellamy Normal 1er Choix Fon J. D.
Number and arrangement of staves30
Total span of staves308 mm
Distance between staff lines1 mm
Writing instrumentpen (black ink), pencil, pencil (orange, red, violet, green)
Content of the other pagesat the end of the score (p.38), Martinů wrote: "Paris Mai 1938. B. Martinů"
Markings by B. Martinůcorrections and markings in pencil
Other markingsmarkings by Miloš Šfránek (pencil), markings by an SNKLHU editor, and indication of page breaks (pencil, crayons)
Owner of the sourceNational Museum – Czech Museum of Music, Department of Music History, Prague
Place of depositionNational Museum – Czech Museum of Music, Department of Music History, Prague
Call numberTr B 201
Former ownerŠafránek, Miloš

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Quality of digitisationProfessional
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Date of digitisation2001
Note on digitisation2. fáze
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