String Quartet E Flat Major
Composed by Jean Sibelius (1865-1957). Parts. Published by Fennica Gehrman (FG.55009-162-7).
Item Number: FG.55009-162-7
This work from 1885 is one of the earliest by the composer to be preserved intact. It was written between his school years in Hameenlinna and his move to Helsinki. It is cheerful and cast in a Viennese classical mould, reminiscent of Haydn. It does, however, contain signs of the composer's budding originality and youthful romanticism.