Bernhard Crusell (1775−1838)

Quatuor [N:o 3, D major] pour la Clarinette, Violon, Viola et Violoncelle

opus 7

1. Allegro non tanto
2. Un poco Largo
3. Menuetto: Allegro - Trio - Menuetto da capo
4. Finale: Allegro

  • Year of composition: Päuler indicates 1823
  • Work category: 4 Instruments
  • Dedication: dedié A Monsieur le Comte Gustave de Loewenhielm, Premier Gentilhomme de la Chambre des S.M. le Roi de Suède et de Norvège, Lieutenant-Général de Ses Armées, Commandeur et Chevalier, Grand Croix de l'Ordre de l'Epée etc etc
  • Duration: 23 min
  • Detailed duration: 1. 7'10'', 2. 5'28'', 3. 4'51'', 4. 5'08'' (Hyperion).

Instrumentation

clar (in A), vn, vla, vc

Examples of printed editions

Leipzig, au Bureau de Musique de C.F. Peters (no. 1723 and 1783B), parts.

Amadeus Verlag, Bernhard Päuler, Winterthur/Schweiz, 2002 (BP 1208), ed. Kurt Meier (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, members 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 non tanto D major 4/4 (C)
2. Un poco Largo A major 3/8
3. Menuetto: Allegro D major 3/4, Trio G major, Menuetto da capo
4. Finale: Allegro D major 2/4


Work comment

The string parts are identical to opus 7 and 8, according to Päuler.