String Quartet in A major, BI 411 (Rolla, Alessandro)

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Publisher. Info. Milan: G. Ricordi, n.d.[1843]. Plate 13641.
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General Information

Work Title String Quartet
Alternative. Title Quartetto per Conversazione
Composer Rolla, Alessandro
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BI 411 ; Op.Posth.
Key A major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 or 4 movements.
  1. Andante siciliano
  2. Allegro moderato
  3. Andante a Foggia di Cavatina (E major)
  4. Allegretto
First Publication. 1843 ca.
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello


Misc. Comments

Found in the Ricordi catalog of 1843. The A minor Andante siciliano could be a separate brief introductory movement- it does come to a full close with a closing double bar - but might be an introduction preceding the A major Allegro? (Or then again, perhaps not.) One of at least two works "per Conversazione" by the composer, including also a divertimento "per conversatione" for 3 violins, viola and cello (or rather violin with accompaniment by string quartet) in E published 1837.