The String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Opus 11, was Tchaikovsky's first completed string quartet of three string quartets, published during his lifetime. An earlier attempt had been abandoned after the first movement had been completed. Composed in February 1871, it was premiered in Moscow on 28 March 1871. When the quartet was performed at a tribute concert for LeoTolstoy, the author was said to have been brought to tears by this movement. “…Tolstoy, sitting next to me and listening to the Andante of my First Quartet, burst into tears".