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MENDELSSOHN, Felix: String Quartets, Vol. 1 (New Zealand String Quartet) - String Quartets Nos. 1, 4, 6


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MENDELSSOHN, Felix: String Quartets, Vol. 1 (New Zealand String Quartet) - String Quartets Nos. 1, 4, 6

With their often turbulent and dark-hued openings, poignant slow movements, elfin Scherzos reminiscent of the music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and tense, thrilling last movements of perpetual motion, Mendelssohn’s String Quartets are works of considerable emotional range and mastery of form. This first disc of the complete String Quartets ranges from the youthful No. 1, Op. 12 (actually the second of the published quartets) to the great, tragic String Quartet No. 6, Op. 80, Mendelssohn’s last major work, composed after the death of his sister.

Mendelssohn, Felix

  String Quartet No. 6 in F Minor, Op. 80
1.   I. Allegro vivace assai 00:07:26
2.   II. Allegro assai 00:04:27
3.   III. Adagio 00:08:08
4.   IV. Finale: Allegro molto 00:05:37
  String Quartet No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 12
5.   I. Adagio non troppo - Allegro non tardante 00:07:39
6.   II. Canzonetta: Allegretto - Piu mosso 00:04:11
7.   III. Andante espressivo 00:04:29
8.   IV. Molto allegro e vivace 00:08:00
  String Quartet No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 44, No. 2
9.   I. Allegro assai appassionato 00:10:48
10.   II. Scherzo: Allegro di molto 00:03:52
11.   III. Andante 00:06:16
12.   IV. Presto agitato 00:06:59

Total Playing Time: 01:17:52

Mendelssohn, Felix

New Zealand String Quartet

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.570001

Barcode: 0747313000173

Physical Release: 03/2008

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