Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871−1927)

Quartett in C minor [String Quartet no. 2]

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1. Allegro moderato
2. Andante quasi adagio
3. Scherzo: Allegro vivace — Trio: Molto espressivo
4. Finale: Allegro energico e serioso

  • Year of composition: 1896 Bergvik, Ingarö
  • Work category: String quartet
  • First performed: 13 November 1896, the Academy of Sciences' auditorium, Stockholm. The Aulin Quartet
  • Duration: 33 min
  • Detailed duration: movement 1: 8'44", movement 2: 7'34", movement 3: 7'08", movement 4: 9'43"

Examples of printed editions

• Det Nordiske Musikforlag/ Henrik Hennings, København and Julius Hainauer, Breslau 1896
• Edition Suecia 1968

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Aulinska kvartettens parts in private possession.

Examples of recordings

• Caprice 21337 (Cap 1201-03 MS601-03) Københavns Strygekvartett (1981)
• SR RELP 1038 Kyndelkvartetten (1967)
• Melodija D 13917-18 Borodinkvartetten (two movements)

Literature

Rotter, Signe: Studien zu den Streichquartetten von Wilhelm Stenhammar (Bärenreiter-Verlag, Kassel 2001)
Bo Wallner: Wilhelm Stenhammar och hans tid, vol. 1 (Norstedts Förlag, Stockholm, 1992)

Description of work

1. Allegro moderato C minor 4/4
2. Andante quasi adagio A-flat major 3/4
3. Scherzo: Allegro vivace C-sharp minor 3/4
4. Finale: Allegro energico e serioso C minor 4/4