Franz Berwald (1796−1868)

Sinfonie Sérieuse [G minor]

1. Allegro con energia
2. Adagio maestoso
3. Stretto
4. Finale: Adagio — Allegro molto

  • Year of composition: 1842
  • Work category: Symphony
  • First performed: 2 December 1843, the Royal Opera, Stockholm, the Royal Court Orchestra conducted by Johan Fredrik Berwald.
  • Duration: 30 min

Instrumentation

2.2.2.2 / 4.2.3.0 / timp / str

Examples of printed editions

• Edition Suecia, Stockholm 1945
• Gehrmans, Stockholm 1945
• Bärenreiter, Kassel 1976 (pocket score 1989), critical edition

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket

Literature

Kube, Michael (1998). Zyklus und Kontrapunkt: Franz Berwalds Sinfonie sérieuse (1842/44). Allan Pettersson Jahrbuch. 1997, pp. 29-40

Description of work

1. Allegro con energia G minor 4/4
2. Adagio maestoso F major 4/4
3. Stretto G minor 3/4
4. Finale: Adagio G major 4/4