Kurt Atterberg (1887-1974)

Sinfonia piccola
Symfoni IV [Symphony no. 4 in G minor]

opus 14

1. Con forza
2. Andante
3. Scherzo: Allegro molto
4. Rondo-Finale: Allegro molto

  • Year of composition: 1918, revised 1945
  • Work category: Symphony
  • First performed: 1 March 1919
  • Duration: 20 min
  • Detailed duration: The scherzo was extended in 1945 which made the playing time ca 22 min.

Instrumentation

2*.2.2.2 /4.2.2.1 / timp, 1 perc, hp / str
(picc)
NB: ob 2, hn 3, 4, tbn 1, tuba and hp ad lib. The percussion part consists of a triangle beat (or suspended cymbal) and can be played by the kettle-drummer.

Examples of printed editions

Version 1918: Leuckart, Leipzig 1922, now available from Breikopf & Härtel

Location for score and part material

Version 1945 available for rent from Swedish Music

  • Location autograph: Svensk Musik (STIM)
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: The available score from the 1945 version consists of Atterberg's autograph

Description of work

1. Con forza G minor 3/4
2. Andante B minor 4/4
3. Scherzo: Allegro molto G minor 3/4
4. Rondo-Finale: Allegro molto G major 3/4