String Quartet in C minor, Op.45 (Pappalardo, Salvatore)


Sheet Music


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Schissel (2011/3/30)

Publisher. Info. Manuscript, 1879.
Misc. Notes Color Scan.
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General Information

Work Title String Quartet in C minor
Alternative. Title Quartetto drammatico (Quartetto VI)
Composer Pappalardo, Salvatore
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.45
Key C minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
1. Allegro maestoso
2. Scena B(?) (very hard to read). Adagio religioso (cut off by scan. possibly) - attacca -
3. Allegro selvaggio - Trio - Allegro come prima - Trio - Allegro
4. (Finale:) Maestoso
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1856–1879
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 Violins, viola, cello

Misc. Comments

it seems unpublished? - Ricordi advertisements, iirc, even in the 1870s list the first four of Pappalardo’s quartets (no.4 in B minor op.18 I have seen mentioned a couple of times) but not quartet 5 or this one. - Schissel (score is filled with, I would say, almost as many idiosyncratic indications as Scriabin's- well, not quite. But "marcato e dispetto" is just one...)\

Edit: according to sbn, Quartet 5 is Op.34, 1845 "Polonia"(?), composed in Naples, in G major/minor, from a collection of quartet manuscripts with quartets 1, 2 3 and 5.

There seem to be two conflicting dates on the autograph (1856 and 1879). I admit I don't know enough at this point to understand why, though I know manuscripts go through at least two stages, and whatnot... (and it could be a 1879 revision on which he kept the 1856 date, or something...)

SBN.IT's entry for this work (which does give entries for the string parts- where? not digitized, perhaps...) also lists this as his 6th quartet, and lists a 7th quartet "l'Ingenua", autograph dated Napoli 14 September 1883, as his Op.105 (the year before Pappalardo's death). That may mean 7th numbered quartet; both op. 1 and 4 seem to be sets of 3 or 4 string quartets (?...), but Op.18 is his 4th quartet (so published by Ricordi in the 1840s)... (Not to mention the duets, piano trios, the 5+? string quintets, the 4(plus?) piano quintets - no.4 is op.80, sonatas (at least 2) for violin or cello and piano, etc.)