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

Total Playing Time: 01:17:52






Composer(s):
Mendelssohn, Felix

Ensemble(s):
New Zealand String Quartet

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.570001

Barcode: 0747313000173

Release Date: 03/2008

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