Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871−1927)

String Quartet no. 6 [D minor]

opus 35

1. Tempo moderato, sempre un poco rubato
2. Allegro vivace
3. Poco adagio
4. Presto

  • Year of composition: Byn, Ödsmål, summer 1916
  • Work category: String quartet
  • First performed: 14 April 1918 in Gothenburg by the Gothenburg Quartet. 17 April 1918 by the Burgin Quartet in Stockholm
  • Duration: 26 min
  • Detailed duration: movement 1: 8'20" , movement 2: 2'58" , movement 3: 8'21" , movement 4: 6'25" (Caprice)

Examples of printed editions

Musikaliska Konstföreningen 1928, parts and score

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket

Examples of recordings

• HMV 053-35116 Frydénkvartetten (1973)
• Caprice CAP 21339 (Cap1201-03/ MS 601-03) Copenhagen String Quartet (1981)
• Opus 3 CD 19702 Zetterquistkvartetten (1997)
• CPO 777426-2 Oslo String Quartet (2011)

Literature

Rotter, Signe: Studien zu den Streichquartetten von Wilhelm Stenhammar (Bärenreiter-Verlag, Kassel 2001)
Wallner, Bo: Wilhelm Stenhammar och hans tid, vol. 3 (Norstedts förlag, Stockholm 1991)

Description of work

1. Tempo moderato, sempre un poco rubato. D minor 4/4
2. Allegro vivace. B-flat major/D major
3. Poco adagio. F major/F minor 12/8
4. Presto. D minor 2/4