Franz Berwald (1796−1868)

Quartett in a [A minor]

1. Introduzione: Adagio — Allegro, attacca
2. Adagio, attacca
3. Scherzo: Allegro, attacca
4. Finale: Allegro molto

  • Year of composition: Stockholm, 28 October 1849.
  • Work category: String quartet
  • First performed: 16 October 1902, Aulinkvartetten
  • Duration: 22 min

Examples of printed editions

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

Literature

Robert Layton: 'Berwald', Swedish trans. Folke H. Törnblom, Sthlm 1956, pp. 69, 81, 109, 111, 128, 133, 161 f

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

Description of work

1. Introduzione: Adagio A minor 4/4 (C)
2. Adagio B-flat major
3. Scherzo: Allegro F major 6/8
4. Finale: Allegro molto A major 4/4 (C)