- Performer:Aurora String Quartet
- Title:Mendelssohn: String Quartets, Vol. 3
- Style:Chamber Music
- Date of release:1994
- Size FLAC version1522 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1679 megabytes
- Size WMA version1406 megabytes
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Album · 1994 · 10 Songs. Mendelssohn: String Quartets Vol. 1. 1994. David Macbride: Three Dances; Chartres. Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 4 - Quartet in E-Flat Major.
Mendelssohn: String Quartets, Vol. 3. (CD - Naxos. Aurora String Quartet. Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto - Allegro di molto. 4. Presto - Adagio non lento. String Quartet No. 5 in E flat major, O. 4/3. 6. Scherzo: Assai leggiero vivace. 7. Adagio non troppo. 8. Molto allegro con fuoco.
Mendelssohn: String Quartets, Vo. Aurora Quartet Ensemble. CD: 1 Tracks: 10 Length: 1:09:49. CD 1. Felix y Composer. String Quartet N. in A-, O. 3 Work.
Mendelssohn wrote and published these three quartets at very different stages in his life and they therefore outline the complete trajectory of his creative output. The early Op. 12, also called No. 1, was composed in London and includes many musical allusions to Beethoven, dead only a few years before its composition. These subtly contrast with Mendelssohn’s genially flowing energy. Tracklist: 01. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 12, MWV R25: I. Adagio non troppo-Allegro non tardante 02. 12, MWV R25: II. Canzonetta. Allegretto-Più mosso 03. 12, MWV R25: III. Andante espressivo 04.
Finally, Mendelssohn's string quartets are hitting the big time. Over the past decade, there have been more and, for the most part, better recordings of his quartets that at any time in history. Think of the Alban Berg Quartet's brilliantly bracing recording or the Quatuor Mosaïques' fervently soulful recording. Of course, there have also been some fairly mediocre recordings – think of the Emerson's recklessly energetic recording – and merely passable recordings – think of the Henschel's hastily enthusiastic recording
String Quartet No. 6 in F minor (1847) is an emotionally fraught masterpiece of sublime part-writing and a harrowing response to the death of Mendelssohn's sister. It impresses the listener with its suspenseful and menacing tremolos, elegiac reveries, gorgeous contrapuntal fabric, and Sturm und Drang agitation. Simply one of the best string quartets of the age., String Quartet No. 3 in D major (1838) emanates maturity, Beethovenian depth, motivic craftsmanship, and a prominent first violin tasked with important melodic lines.
CreditsAurora String Quartet - Primary Artist, String Quartet
Frédéric Castello - Liner Notes
Marina Ledin - Liner Notes, Producer
Victor Ledin - Producer
Lolly Lewis - Engineer
Cris Posslac - Liner Notes
Stuart A. Rosenthal - Engineer
Carl Spitzweg - Cover Painting
|String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13|
|1||Adagio - Allegro vivace||Aurora String Quartet||7:42|
|2||Adagio non lento||Aurora String Quartet||7:32|
|3||Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto - Allegro di molto||Aurora String Quartet||4:50|
|4||Presto - Adagio non lento||Aurora String Quartet||9:13|
|String Quartet No. 5 in E flat major, Op.44/3|
|5||Allegro vivace||Aurora String Quartet||9:47|
|6||Scherzo: Assai leggiero vivace||Aurora String Quartet||4:05|
|7||Adagio non troppo||Aurora String Quartet||8:29|
|8||Molto allegro con fuoco||Aurora String Quartet||8:37|
|9||Andante sostenuto & Variations for string quartet in E major, Op. 81/1||Aurora String Quartet||5:52|
|10||Scherzo for string quartet in A minor, Op. 81/2||Aurora String Quartet||3:41|