6 Sonate a quattro (Rossini, Gioacchino)

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Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn (Berr)

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Performers Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute), Jacques Lancelot (clarinet),
Gilbert Coursier (horn), Paul Hongne (bassoon)
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5 more: 2. Sonata in A major • 3. Sonata in C major • 4. Sonata in B♭ major • 5. Sonata in E♭ major • 6. Sonata in D major

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Editor Rudolf Malarić (1906-1987)
Publisher. Info. Diletto musicale, No.251
Vienna: Ludwig Doblinger, 1977.
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Sonata No.1 in G major

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Editor Rudolf Malarić (1906-1987)
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Vienna: Ludwig Doblinger, 1974.
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Sonata No.2 in A major

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Sonata No.3 in C major

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Sonata No.4 in B major

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Editor Rudolf Malarić (1906-1987)
Publisher. Info. Diletto musicale, No.254
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Sonata No.5 in E major

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Sonata No.6 in D major 'Tempest'

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Editor Rudolf Malarić (1906-1987)
Publisher. Info. Diletto musicale, No.256
Vienna: Ludwig Doblinger, 1974.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For Piano 4-hands (Castronovo)

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Arranger Giulio Castronovo (b. 1982)
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Complete

For Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn (Berr)

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Arranger Friedrich Berr (1794-1838)
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Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, n.d.[1936].
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Arranger Friedrich Berr (1794-1838)
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5 Quatuors Concertants (Nos.1-2, 4-6)

For 2 Violins, Viola and Cello

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Schott, n.d. Plate 2799-2803.
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Sonata No.4 in B major

For Clarinet (Di Caro)

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General Information

Work Title Sei sonate a quattro
Alternative. Title 6 String Sonatas
Composer Rossini, Gioacchino
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGR 66
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 pieces
1. Sonata in G major
2. Sonata in A major
3. Sonata in C major
4. Sonata in B major
5. Sonata in E major
6. Sonata in D major
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1804 ca.
First Publication. 1825-26 in an arrangement
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 violins, cello, double bass, later arranged for string quartet

Misc. Comments

  • The history of these quartets is very interesting: Rossini wrote them in their original form (2 violins, cello, double bass) in about 1804, when he was 12 years old, although there is strong evidence that they could have been written in 1808, when Rossini was already a student in Bologna, then backdating the manuscript at a later age (see the notes in the Ricordi Critical Edition). Grove Music says that during his early years, "the Rossinis came to know a wealthy businessman in Ravenna, Agostino Triossi, and in 1804 they were summer guests at his nearby villa at Conventello. On this occasion the young composer wrote his six sonate a quattro. Rossini remained in contact with his ‘friend and patron’ for many years, also composing for him two overtures (the Sinfonia ‘al Conventello’ and the Grand’overtura obbligata a contrabbasso) and a Mass for Ravenna." Triossi was an amateur double bass player.
    • According to the Cambridge Companion to Rossini, Part 7, Rossini later added to the autograph manuscript:
First violin, second violin, violoncello, and contrabass for six horrendous sonatas composed by me at the country house (near Ravenna) of my friend and patron, Agostino Triossi, at the most youthful age, having not even had a lesson in thorough-bass. They were all composed and copied in three days and performed in a doggish way by Triossi, contrabass; Morini (his cousin), first violin; the latter's brother, violoncello; and the second violin by myself, who was, to tell the truth, the least doggish.
  • However, the first published edition (Ricordi, 1828), was for the standard string quartet. To the present knowledge, the editor had the sonatas rearranged for the standard quartet instrumentation by an unknown musician (possibly Giovanni Toja) to guarantee better sales. Interestingly, although Ricordi received the manuscripts of the complete set of six sonatas, only five of them were published. No.3 was left out for unknown reasons, and it was Alfredo Casella who rediscovered it, together with the original manuscripts of the other five sonatas, in the Library of Congress in Washington towards the end of 1930s. Therefore, the first edition of the complete six sonatas in their original scoring was only published in 1954.
  • These are also known in a version for wind quartet (flute, clarinet, horn, and bassoon), but this was an arrangement of the five quartets published in the 19th century made during Rossini's lifetime by a clarinetist named Friedrich Berr (1794-1838), who replaced the missing third sonata with an original Andante e Tema con variazioni written by Rossini for flute, clarinet, horn and bassoon.