Melcher Melchers (1882−1961)

String quartet in G major for 2 violins, viola and violoncello

opus 17

1. Allegro moderato
2. Presto (Ritmo di cinque battute)
3. Elegi: Lento, molto espressivo
4. Rondo: Allegro animato

  • Year of composition: 1922
  • Work category: String quartet
  • Dedication: Dedicated to the Royal Swedish Academy of Music
  • First performed: 1925
  • Duration: 27 min

Examples of printed editions

Edition Suecia (FST), Stockholm 1945.

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket

Literature

Hellqvist, Per-Anders: liner notes to the Vanguard recording.

Description of work

1. Allegro moderato G major 4/4
2. Presto (Ritmo di cinque battute) E minor
3. Elegi: Lento, molto espressivo C major 4/4
4. Rondo: Allegro animato G major 3/4 4/4


Work comment

Elegi (movement 3) also exists for string orchestra.