Symphonietta für Streichinstrumente und Harfe, Op.27 (Graener, Paul)

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Publisher Info.:

Vienna: Universal Edition, [1910]. Plate 2809.


Munich: Repertoire Explorer Series, Musikproduktion Höflich, (No. 867).


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General Information

Work Title Symphonietta für Streichinstrumente und Harfe
Alternative Title Sinfonietta
Composer Graener, Paul
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.27
Key G major (ends in E major)
Movements/Sections 1 movement
  1. Adagio - All[e]gretto amabile (in G) - a tempo, ma un poco meno mosso - a tempo (in D) - Tranquillo - Tempo I (in C minor) - Wie ein Schlummerlied (in C) - Lento - Tempo I (in G) - Poco a poco meno mosso - Lento (in E minor) - Schwebend - Feierlich (E major)
Year/Date of Composition 1904–08?
First Performance 1908, London
First Publication 1910 – Vienna: Universal Edition
Dedication Dem Andenken meines Sohnes Heinz
Average Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation harp, 8 violins, 3 violas, 3 celli, 2 contrabasses

Misc. Comments

The score has the following inscription:

Du kamst, du gingst mit leiser Spur, Ein flücht’ger Gast im Erdenland; Woher? Wohin? Wir wissen nur: Aus Gottes Hand in Gottes Hand.

(You came, you went with a light trace, a fleeting guest in the land of the earth; Whence? Whither? We only know: from God's hand into God's hand.)

The source of this Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787-1862), "Auf den Tod eines Kindes" (1859)

According to the notes for the cpo recording of the work (or at least according to a review of that recording), the work is an orchestration of (or relates to) a string quartet, now lost, written to memorialize the composer's son Heinz who died in 1904 aged eight.

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