Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871−1927)

Viertes Quartett in A minor [String Quartet no. 4]

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1. Allegro ma non troppo
2. Adagio
3. Scherzo: Allegro, attacca
4. Aria variata ('Och riddaren han talte till unga Hillevi'): Andante semplice

  • Year of composition: Movement 1: 'Särö 7 July 1904 - Firenze dec 1906'- movement 2: 'Firenze 1907 - Vestanå 26 June 1909' - movement 3 and 4: 'Vestanå 21 July 1909'.
  • Work category: String quartet
  • Dedication: To Jean Sibelius
  • First performed: 10 January 1910 at Intima Teatern, Stockholm, at one of August Strindberg's private music soirees. First public performance 7 March 1910, Gothenburg.
  • Duration: 32 min
  • Detailed duration: movement 1: 9'30" , movement 2: 6' , movement 3: 6' , movement 4: 10'30"

Examples of printed editions

Wilhelm Hansen Musik-Forlag, Köpenhamn/ NMS

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket

Examples of recordings

• Caprice CAP 1201-03 MS 601-03, Gotlandskvartetten (1981)
• DG 2530 396, Vlachkvartetten, (1971)
• CPO, Oslo Strygekvartett
• BIS, Stenhammar Quartet

Literature

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

Description of work

1. Allegro ma non troppo A minor 4/4
2. Adagio A major 3/8
3. Scherzo: Allegro C major 2/4
4. Aria variata ('Och riddaren han talte till unga Hillevi'): Andante semplice. A minor 2/4