Carlo Martelli, the composer of this charming chef d'oeuvre, is himself a viola player and was inspired to compose the piece after playing through Dvorak's Terzetto for the same combination of instruments. For conservatories and professionals.
The Pavão Quartet recorded this work in August 2012 on the CD Carlo Martelli, released in October 2013 by Discadia Records, DISCA 002. Included on the same CD, and also published by Broadbent & Dunn, are Martelli’s String Quartet No. 1, String Quartet No. 2 and Prelude and Fugue for String Sextet.