Italian Symphony, Movement 1 (Symphony No.4). By Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Arranged by Carlo Martelli. For string quartet. Classic String Quartet Collection. Advanced. Parts. Published by Broadbent & Dunn (PR.514034610).
Formally named Symphony No. 4 in A major, Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony, completed in 1833, is said to be inspired by the spirit and atmosphere of native Italian culture. In his lifetime, Mendelssohn was never satisfied with the piece, writing alternate versions of the second, third, and fourth movements and never allowing it to be published. It appeared in print only after his death. The allegro vivace first movement, in sonata form, has been scored for string quartet in this release. For the advanced string quartet.