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Mendelssohn: String Quartets Vol. 1


Release Date: 10/04/1994 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8550861   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sharon GrebanierMariko SmileyBasil VendryesMargaret Tait
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Selections recorded May-August, 1993. Selections recorded May-August, 1993. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 6 in F minor, Op. 80 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sharon Grebanier (Violin), Mariko Smiley (Violin), Basil Vendryes (Viola),
Margaret Tait (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Venue:  Fisher Hall, Santa Rosa, California 
Length: 24 Minutes 56 Secs. 
2.
Pieces (4) for String Quartet, Op. 81: no 3, Capriccio in E minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Mariko Smiley (Violin), Basil Vendryes (Viola), Margaret Tait (Cello),
Sharon Grebanier (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Germany 
Venue:  Fisher Hall, Santa Rosa, California 
Length: 5 Minutes 58 Secs. 
3.
Pieces (4) for String Quartet, Op. 81: no 4, Fugue in E flat major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Margaret Tait (Cello), Mariko Smiley (Violin), Basil Vendryes (Viola),
Sharon Grebanier (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Germany 
Venue:  Fisher Hall, Santa Rosa, California 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
4.
Quartet for Strings no 3 in D major, Op. 44 no 1 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sharon Grebanier (Violin), Mariko Smiley (Violin), Basil Vendryes (Viola),
Margaret Tait (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Venue:  Fisher Hall, Santa Rosa, California 
Length: 28 Minutes 18 Secs. 

Sound Samples

String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80: I. Allegro assai - Presto
String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80: II. Allegro assai
String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80: III. Adagio
String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80: IV. Finale: Allegro molto
String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 44, No. 1: I. Molto allegro vivace
String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 44, No. 1: II. Menuetto: Un poco Allegro
String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 44, No. 1: III. Andante espressivo ma con moto
String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 44, No. 1: IV. Presto con brio
Capriccio in E minor, Op. 81, No. 3: Andante con moto - Allegro fugato, assai vivace
Fugue in E flat major, Op. 81, No. 4: A tempo ordinario

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