Sonata in G minor, op. 2 no. 3, first movement string quartet)
Title: Sonata in G minor, op. 2 no. 3, first movement
Composer: Benedetto Marcello, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin 1; Violin 2; Viola; Cello
Printout: 4 pages
Note: Marcello’s mastery of the continuo sonata is evident in this beautiful adagio. Although the piece in in G minor, the lilting siciliana rhythm gives it a wistful rather than melancholy mood.