String Quartet No.4, Op.44 (Nielsen, Carl)
Carl Nielsen – Vaerker, Series II, No.10
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Det Kongelige Bibliotek, 2004.
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Worth checking their accompanying critical report to see whether "sentimento" is indeed correct for the heading of the second movement; it seems everyone else has sentimentio, presumably attributing it to Nielsen's penchant for unusual movement headers... but as with an infamous instruction in the first (posthumous) full score of Symphony 5, this whole Nielsen edition has been a good opportunity to start getting things right that have traditionally been gotten wrong... Likewise the third movement here and innocente.
|Work Title||String Quartet No.4|
|Opus/Catalogue Number||Op.19 / 44 (but see below)|
|Year/Date of Composition||1906 (9 February to 2 July) / revised 1919|
|First Performance||1907-11-30 in Copenhagen, small hall of the Odd Fellow Palæ (original version)|
|Average Duration||25 minutes|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||2 violins, viola, cello|
|External Links||Wikipedia article|
First composed as a quartet "Piacevolezza" Op.19, later revised in 1919, published in 1923.