Kurt Atterberg (1887-1974)

Sinfonia per Archi ossia Quintetto

opus 53

1. Con moto
2. Allegro molto
3. Tranquillo
4. Allegro molto e ritmico

  • Year of composition: 1951-53 (Mov. 1: 16 November 1952. Mov. 2: 5 September 1953. Mov. 3: 1 May 1953. Mov. 4: Tyresö 2 July 1953.)
  • Work category: String quintet
  • First performed: 3 February 1955, Hochschule für Musik, Dresden, (Heinz Rudolf, Wolfgang Krutzsch, Wilfried Hartung, Gertraut Chemnitzer, Eberhard Felber)
  • Duration: 29 min
  • Detailed duration: (acc. to composer) 7 min, 6 3/4 min, 6 1/2 min, 8 min

Instrumentation

2 vn, vla, 2 vc, cb ad lib.
The double bass part should only be played if the work is performed in the version for string orchestra. (Composer's note)

Examples of printed editions

Edition Eulenburg, EE6171, 1960

Description of work

1. Con moto 3/4
2. Allegro molto 6/8
3. Tranquillo 3/4
4. Allegro molto e ritmico A minor 6/8, E major, C major