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MENDELSSOHN: String Quartet No.4 in E minor Gabrieli Quartet - SDD469

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MENDELSSOHN
String Quartet No.4 in E minor, Op.44 No.2
Four Pieces for String Quartet, Op.81

Mendelssohn in his late twenties, happy, busy, successful and famous, wrote a mature set of three quartets, Op. 44. True to his spirit, talent and style revealed in full so early in this prodigy's creative life, the Op. 44 quartets are beautifully crafted works in an agile "late" classical style instantly recognisable for their Mendelssohnian character - full of nervous, virtuosic passion, intimate romantic lyricism, sprightly dance movements and an almost neo-Baroque perpetual counterpoint. Whilst on his honeymoon in 1837, Mendelssohn composed the E Minor quartet, the first of three despite its published identity as 'No. 2.' Because of its outer movements in the minor mode, it is perhaps the most dramatic of the three with an urgent complexion it shares with Mendelssohn's last quartet as well as his two beloved piano trios.

Mendelssohn wrote four pieces for string quartet that were published together as his 'Opus 81' after his death; they have at times wrongly been presented as a single work. Even though they are not related thematically they are musically of great interest.

Side One
String Quartet No.4 in E minor, Op.44 No.2
1. Allegro assai appassionato
2. Scherzo: Allegro di molto
3. Andante
4. Presto agitato

Side Two
Four Pieces for String Quartet, Op.81
1. Tema con Variazioni: Andante sostenuto - Presto
2. Scherzo: Allegro leggiero
3. Capriccio: Andante con moto - Allegro fugato, assai vivace
4. Fuga: A tempo ordinario

The Gabrieli Quartet

The sleeve is GOOD; consistent with age.
Record graded visually to RRPG grade EXCELLENT.
We recommend that the record is cleaned by a professional to maximise the sound quality.

Item details

Band/artist(s):
Gabrieli Quartet
Catalogue number:
SDD469
Condition:
Excellent
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
Decca
Sleeve condition:
Good
Tracks:
8

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MENDELSSOHN
String Quartet No.4 in E minor, Op.44 No.2
Four Pieces for String Quartet, Op.81

Mendelssohn in his late twenties, happy, busy, successful and famous, wrote a mature set of three quartets, Op. 44. True to his spirit, talent and style revealed in full so early in this prodigy's creative life, the Op. 44 quartets are beautifully crafted works in an agile "late" classical style instantly recognisable for their Mendelssohnian character - full of nervous, virtuosic passion, intimate romantic lyricism, sprightly dance movements and an almost neo-Baroque perpetual counterpoint. Whilst on his honeymoon in 1837, Mendelssohn composed the E Minor quartet, the first of three despite its published identity as 'No. 2.' Because of its outer movements in the minor mode, it is perhaps the most dramatic of the three with an urgent complexion it shares with Mendelssohn's last quartet as well as his two beloved piano trios.

Mendelssohn wrote four pieces for string quartet that were published together as his 'Opus 81' after his death; they have at times wrongly been presented as a single work. Even though they are not related thematically they are musically of great interest.

Side One
String Quartet No.4 in E minor, Op.44 No.2
1. Allegro assai appassionato
2. Scherzo: Allegro di molto
3. Andante
4. Presto agitato

Side Two
Four Pieces for String Quartet, Op.81
1. Tema con Variazioni: Andante sostenuto - Presto
2. Scherzo: Allegro leggiero
3. Capriccio: Andante con moto - Allegro fugato, assai vivace
4. Fuga: A tempo ordinario

The Gabrieli Quartet

The sleeve is GOOD; consistent with age.
Record graded visually to RRPG grade EXCELLENT.
We recommend that the record is cleaned by a professional to maximise the sound quality.

Band/artist(s):
Gabrieli Quartet
Catalogue number:
SDD469
Condition:
Excellent
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
Decca
Sleeve condition:
Good
Tracks:
8

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