The stillness of night and the shimmering moonlight are in the delicate harmonies of (allegretto) strings.
This allegretto is continued until the theme is taken up in C minor.
The Scherzo is clever and effective, and the allegretto cantabile, though the last, is scarcely the best of the four movements.
The allegretto vivace of the first of these quartets was long a rock of offence.
Simple as the allegretto appears in its suggestion of halting dance, the intent in the episodes is of the subtlest.
It is now to be seen whether Schindlers account of the allegretto Scherzando will bear examination.
The first speaks adagio, the second allegretto, the third both together.
Take the allegretto a little faster, says Mr. Bullen, and gets up and begins to walk up and down again.
Schindler here prints the now well-known canon and adds: Out of this canon was developed the allegretto Scherzando.
Now may it please God, continues allegretto, that this be the peace and the quiet of all the citizens; but I doubt it.