III. Stringquartett [sic] : dedicated to the Musical Fund Society in Philadelphia / by Béla Bartók. Budapest, 1927 Sept. 1 ms. score (20 p.) ; 35 x 27 cm. Autograph ms. Added t.p.: III. Vonósnégyes. Quatuor á cordes en Ut# : competition for chamber-music (motto: Aldebaran) / [Béla Bartók]. [1928?]. 1 ms. score (33 p.) + 4 ms. parts (11 p. each) ; 34 x 27 cm. Partially holograph ms. score (p. 3-14 in another hand) ; copyist's ms. parts with composer's corrections. Quatuor en Ut# / [Béla Bartók]. [1928?] 4 ms. parts ; 33 cm. Manuscript; fair copy, marked for performance with cues and revisions in another hand.
Autograph ms.; partially holograph ms.; copyist's ms. with composer's corrections. Formerly property of the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia; submitted to 1928 Chamber Music Prize Competition, awarded 1st prize.
Purchased from the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia and given to the Eugene Ormandy Archive, University of Pennsylvania Library,