Les quatre saisons (David, Félicien)

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Work Title Les quatre saisons
Alternative. Title
Composer David, Félicien
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFD 11
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 24 quintets in 4 series comprising 12 books:
  • Soirées de printemps (books 1-3)
1. Andantino
2. Allegro non troppo
3. Andante
4. Andantino
5. Andante
6. Andantino con moto
  • Soirées d'été (books 4-6)
7. Adagion espressivo
8. Andantino con moto
9. Quasi allegretto
10. Allegretto moderato
11. Andante con moto
12. Andantino quasi allegretto
  • Soirées d'automne (books 7-9)
13. Allegretto moderato
14. Andante
15. Allegro non troppo — Moderato
16. Andantino con moto
17. Allegretto non troppo
18. Andante — Allegro — Andante
  • Soirées d'hiver (books 10-12)
19. Allegro agitato
20. Andante lamentabile — Quasi allegretto grazioso — Tempo I
21. Andante col tristezza
22. Allegretto moderato
23. Allegro non troppo — Andante — Quasi allegretto — Tempo I
24. Andante espressivo — Allegretto
First Publication. 1845 – Paris: Bureau central de musique
Copyright Information Publication noted in the Bibliographie de la France 
(34th Year, No.39, 27 September 1845, p.512). — Books 7-9
Dedication see below
Soirées de printemps: à son ami Th. de Seynes
Soirées d'été: à Monsieur Tilmant
Soirées d'automne: à son ami Armingaud (Jules Armingaud)
Soirées d'hiver: à Monsieur G. Onslow (George Onslow)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello, contrabass (or second cello)