Movement 1: Energico, deciso
Movement 2: Moderato
Movement 3: Andante
Movement 4: Allegro molto
Aside from frequently shifting tonal centres, occasional flirtations with serialism, and abrupt changes of tempo and dynamics, Bloch’s intention here was not to experiment with modern techniques, but rather to extend the ethos of the eighteenth century into the language of his own epoch.
from notes by Alexander Knapp © 2007