Franz Berwald (1796−1868)

Quartett in g [G minor]

1. Allegro moderato
2. Poco Adagio
3. Scherzo: Allegro
4. Allegretto

  • Year of composition: Stockholm, 27 September 1818
  • Work category: String quartet
  • Duration: 32 min

Examples of printed editions

Stämmor: Bärenreiter-Verlag Karl Vötterle GmbH & Co. KG. Kassel, publ. 1966.

Examples of recordings

• Musica Sveciae, MSCD 520 (CD), rec. 1992, publ. 1993.
Lysellkvartetten (Bernt Lysell, Per Sandklef, violin, Thomas Sundkvist, viola, Mikael Sjögren, cello).
• BIS, BIS-CD-759, publ. 1996.
Yggdrasilkvartetten.
• CRD Records, no.? (CD), publ. 2007.
Chilingiriankvartetten.

Literature

Sten Broman: 'Ett märkligt Berwald-verk' in Sydsvenska Dagbladet 1942 30/10.

Robert Layton: 'Berwald', Swedish trans. Folke H. Törnblom, Sthlm 1956, pp. 29, 38, 41-43, 160, 162.

Bo Wallner. 'Den svenska stråkkvartetten I: Klassicism och romantik', Kungl. Musikaliska Akademiens series no. 24, Stockholm 1979, pp. 52-56 (om Berwalds kvartetter: pp. 51-71).

Description of work

1. Allegro moderato G minor 4/4 (C)
2. Poco Adagio B-flat major 2/4
3. Scherzo: Allegro G minor 3/4
4. Allegretto G major 2/4


Work comment

Programme commentary in the Musica Sveciae liner notes: Margareta Rörby, English trans. Cynthia Zetterqvist.