Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871−1927)

3e Quatuor [String quartet no. 3]

opus 18

1: Quasi Andante
2: Presto molto agitato
3: Lento sostenuto
4: Presto molto agitato

  • Year of composition: Autumn 1897 (movement 1) - summer 1900 (original score dated 18 June 1900 in Bergvik.)
  • Work category: String quartet
  • Dedication: Dedicated to Louis Glass
  • First performed: 17 April 1903, the Academy of Sciences' auditorium, Stockholm. The Aulin Quartet
  • Duration: 30 min
  • Detailed duration: movement 1: 7'12" , movement 2: 5'20" , movement 3: 7'12" , movement 4: 10.'21" (CAP 21338)

Examples of printed editions

Nordisk Musikforlag / Henrik Hennings, København. Only parts.
Nordiska Musikförlaget, Stockholm, 1961. Parts and score

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: The Aulin Quartet's part material in private possession.

Examples of recordings

• Telestar TR 11023, Borodinkvartetten
• CAP 21338 (CAP 1201-03 / MS 601-03), Gotlandskvartetten (1982)
• CPO 777 426-2 Oslo String Quartet (2011)

Literature

Rotter, Signe: Studien zu den Streichquartetten von Wilhelm Stenhammar (Bärenreiter-Verlag, Kassel 2001)

Description of work

1: Quasi Andante 4/8 F major,
2: Presto molto agitato 3/4 F minor/D-flat major
3: Lento sostenuto 2/4 B-flat minor
4: Presto molto agitato 3/4 - 4/4 F minor/F major