6 Sonate a quattro (Rossini, Gioacchino)

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 1. Sonata in G major (EU)
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 2. Sonata in A major (EU)
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 3. Sonata in C major (EU)
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 4. Sonata in B major (EU)
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 5. Sonata in E major (EU)
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 6. Sonata in D major (EU)
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Editor:

Rudolf Malarić (1906-1987)

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Diletto musicale, No.251
Vienna: Ludwig Doblinger, 1977. Plate D. 12588 / 15736.

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 1. Sonata in G major
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 6. Sonata in D major (Tempest)
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PMLP176737-rossini string sonata 1 score.pdf
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Sonata No.1 in G major

 Violins I
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PMLP176737-Rossini quartet sonata 1 violin1.pdf
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 Complete parts (EU)
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Rudolf Malarić (1906-1987)

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Diletto musicale, No.251
Vienna: Ludwig Doblinger, 1974.

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 Violins I
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 Violins II
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 Cellos
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 Basses
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PMLP176737-Rossini Sonata 1 violin 1.pdf
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Sonata No.2 in A major

 Violins I
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 Violins II
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 Cellos
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 Basses
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PMLP176737-Rossini quartet sonata 2 violin1.pdf
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 Complete parts (EU)
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Diletto musicale, No.252
Vienna: Ludwig Doblinger, 1974.

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Sonata No.3 in C major

 Violins I
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 Violins II
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 Cellos
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PMLP176737-Rossini quartet sonata 3 violin1.pdf
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Sonata No.4 in B major

 Violins I
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 Violins II
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Sonata No.5 in E major

 Violins I
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 Violins II
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Sonata No.6 in D major (Tempest)

 Violins I
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 Violins II
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 Cellos
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 Basses
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PMLP176737-Rossini Sonata 6 Violin 1.pdf
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

5 Quatuors Concertants (Nos.1-2, 4-6)

For 2 Violins, Viola and Cello

 Complete parts
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Paris: Schott, n.d. Plates 2799-2803.

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Sonata No.4 in B major

For Clarinet solo (Di Caro)

 III. Allegretto
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PMLP495121-Rossini - String Sonata IV-3 Allegretto - clrnt.pdf
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General Information

Work Title
Alternative Title
Composer Rossini, Gioacchino
Movements/Sections 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 Composition 1804 ca.
First Publication 1825-26 in an arrangement
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. 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." One could infer from this a strong possibility that Sgr. Triossi was a double bass player.
  • However, the first published edition, from 1825-6, was for the standard string quartet. There is no extant evidence that they were arranged by someone else, so either Rossini decided, or the publisher convinced him, that the standard quartet instrumentation would be better. Interestingly, only five of the sonatas were published; no.3 was left out.
  • These are also known in a version for wind quartet (flute, clarinet, horn, and bassoon), but this was an arrangement of all six quartets made during Rossini's lifetime by a clarinetist named Friedrich Berr (1794-1838).
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