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MENDELSSOHN, Felix: String Quartets, Vol. 3 (New Zealand String Quartet) - String Quartet No. 3 / String Quartet in E-Flat Major

    

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MENDELSSOHN, Felix: String Quartets, Vol. 3 (New Zealand String Quartet) - String Quartet No. 3 / String Quartet in E-Flat Major

Praised by The Gramophone for the ‘deep feeling’ of its playing on Volume 1 (8.570001) and hailed for ‘what promises to be an outstanding set’ (Vol. 2, 8.570002), the New Zealand String Quartet here completes its recording of all the Mendelssohn Quartets. The composer’s first essay in the form, a strikingly accomplished work by a fourteen-year-old, is presented alongside his personal favourite, the D major, Op. 44, No. 1. This last of the three Op. 44 Quartets to be written is notable for its suave Minuet and a particularly expressive Andante. In the Op. 81 Theme and Variations and Scherzo from the last year of his life melancholy and magic meet in typical Mendelssohnian manner.


Mendelssohn, Felix

  String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1
1.   I. Molto allegro vivace 00:12:50
2.   II. Menuetto: Un poco allegretto 00:05:44
3.   III. Andante espressivo con moto 00:05:49
4.   IV. Presto con brio 00:07:03
  Andante sostenuto and Variations in E Major, Op. 81, No. 1
5.   Andante sostenuto and Variations in E Major, Op. 81, No. 1 00:06:12
  Scherzo in A Minor, Op. 81, No. 2
6.   Scherzo in A Minor, Op. 81, No. 2 00:03:54
  String Quartet in E-Flat Major
7.   I. Allegro moderato 00:09:43
8.   II. Adagio ma non troppo 00:06:25
9.   III. Minuetto 00:06:36
10.   IV. Fuga 00:03:59

Total Playing Time: 01:08:15






Composer(s):
Mendelssohn, Felix

Ensemble(s):
New Zealand String Quartet

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.570003

Barcode: 747313000371

Physical Release: 05/2010

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