Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871−1927)

Quartett in C major [String Quartet no. 1]

opus 2

1. Allegro
2. Mesto. Sehr einfach, aber mit der innigsten Empfindung vorzutragen
3. Molto tranquillo e commodo — Un pochettino piu leggiero
4. Allegro energico

  • Year of composition: 1894
  • Work category: String quartet
  • Dedication: 'To the Aulin Quartet!'
  • First performed: 12 January 1895, the Academy of Sciences' auditorium, Stockholm. The Aulin Quartet
  • Duration: 35 min
  • Detailed duration: movement 1: 8'03", movement 2: 10'09", movement 3: 6'43", movement 4: 9'47"

Examples of printed editions

• Julius Hainauer (Breslau) 1895, score and parts
• NMS 1949 score

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket

Examples of recordings

CAP-21337 (CAP 1201-03 MS601-03) Freskkvartetten (1982)

Literature

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

Description of work

1. Allegro C major 4/4
2. Mesto. Sehr einfach, aber mit der innigsten Empfindung vorzutragen F minor 3/4
3. Molto tranquillo e commodo / Un pochettino piu leggiero (C major/G major)
4. Allegro energico C major