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MENDELSSOHN, Felix: String Quartets, Vol. 2 (New Zealand String Quartet) - String Quartets Nos. 2, 5 / Capriccio / Fugue

    

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MENDELSSOHN, Felix: String Quartets, Vol. 2 (New Zealand String Quartet) - String Quartets Nos. 2, 5 / Capriccio / Fugue

The New Zealand String Quartet’s first Naxos recording of Mendelssohn’s string quartets (8.570001) was praised as ‘an auspicious start’ by Gramophone and ‘opulently recorded’ by Classic FM magazine. Its warmly affectionate accounts continue with this second of three volumes, including Mendelssohn’s posthumously published Capriccio and Fugue in E minor which display his polished mastery of counterpoint. The composer’s respect for Beethoven is evident in both the quartets on this disc, although in his marriage of Classical style and Romantic impulse, Mendelssohn’s vivacious brilliance and lyrical gifts are never overshadowed.


Mendelssohn, Felix

  Capriccio in E Minor, Op. 81, No. 3
1.   Capriccio in E Minor, Op. 81, No. 3 00:06:02
  String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 13
2.   I. Adagio 00:07:51
3.   II. Adagio non lento 00:07:52
4.   III. Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto 00:04:58
5.   IV. Presto 00:09:43
  Fugue in E-Flat Major, Op. 81, No. 4
6.   Fugue in E - Flat Major, Op. 81, No. 4 00:05:53
  String Quartet No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 44, No. 3
7.   I. Allegro vivace 00:12:42
8.   II. Scherzo: Assai leggiero vivace 00:04:09
9.   III. Adagio non troppo 00:09:26
10.   IV. Molto Allegro con fuoco 00:09:15

Total Playing Time: 01:17:51






Composer(s):
Mendelssohn, Felix

Ensemble(s):
New Zealand String Quartet

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.570002

Barcode: 747313000272

Physical Release: 09/2009

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