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Penguin Guide, January 2009

MENDELSSOHN: Piano Sextet, Op. 110 / Piano Quartet No. 1 8.550966
MENDELSSOHN: Piano Quartets Nos. 2 and 3 8.550967

The Bartholdy Quartet have an excellent pianist in Pier Narciso Masi, and his mercurial style is just right for these early works. The string players are always fluent and show a light-hearted vivacity in Mendelssohn’s scherzos (especially in the very winning Allegro molto of No. 3) and finales, and they play the simple slow movements gracefully. The Piano Sextet has an engaging immediacy. The recording was made in the fairly resonant Clara Wieck Auditorium in Heidelberg, which means that the microphones are fairly close to the strings and the balance is slightly contrived. Nevertheless the sound is good and the piano well caught.



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