Bernhard Crusell (1775−1838)

Quatuor [N:o 2, C minor] pour Clarinette, Violon, Alto et Violoncello

opus 4

1. Allegro molto
2. Menuetto — Trio — Menuetto D.C.
3. Pastorale: un poco Allegretto
3. Rondo: Allegro

  • Year of composition: 1804? (Päuler indicates 1816)
  • Work category: 4 Instruments
  • Dedication: Monsieur Henséric- [= Genseric] Brandel Conseiller de Legation etc.etc.
  • Duration: 18 min
  • Detailed duration: 1: 4'08'', 2: 4'31'', 3. 5'24'', 4. 4'01'' (Hyperion).

Instrumentation

clar in Eb, vn, vla, vc

Examples of printed editions

Leipzig, chez C.F. Peters, Bureau de Musique (no. 1221)

Edition Kneusslin, Basel, publ. 1970 (parts)

Amadeus Verlag, Bernhard Päuler, Winterthur/Schweiz 2006, BP 1920 (Score and parts)

Location for score and part material

Statens musik- och teaterbibliotek

Examples of recordings

Hyperion, CDH55031 (CD), rec. 1981, publ. 1988, 1999.
Thea King, clarinet, parts of the Allegri Quartet (Peter Carter, violin, Prudence Pacey, viola, Bruno Schrecker, cello).

BIS-CD-741, 'Crusell - The Three Clarinet Quartets'
Osmo Vänskä, clarinet, Pekka Kauppinen, violin, Anu Airas, viola, Ilkka Pälli, cello, publ. Feb. 1997.

Description of work

1. Allegro molto C minor 4/4 (C)
2. Menuetto C minor, Trio, M.D.C.
3. Pastorale: un poco Allegretto E-flat major 6/8
4. Rondo: Allegro C minor 2/4