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Mendelssohn: String Quartets Vol 3 / Henschel Quartet


Release Date: 11/08/2005 
Label:  Arte Nova   Catalog #: 608480   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Henschel String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A total of eight works by Mendelssohn have come down to us which can be ascribed to the genre of the string quartet. Already in his first proper quartets we can see that the young composer was not only building on the classical models of Haydn and Mozart, but had also made an intensive and creative study of Beethoven’s late quartet works. The Henschel Quartet have been awarded a number of prizes for their interpretations, e.g. for their much-recognized recording of Ginastera string quartets for Arte Nova. The Henschel Quartet has won numerous prizes since 1995, and their highly acclaimed stand-in for the Juilliard Quartet in London’s Wigmore Hall, broadcasted by the BBC, led to international recognition as one of today’s finest chamber Read more ensembles.

"The Henschel Quartet is a strong, well-unified group; its ardent, robust approach suits Mendelssohn…if you think Mendelssohn is rather bland and well mannered, try this!” — Gramophone
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Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 3 in D major, Op. 44 no 1 by Felix Mendelssohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Henschel String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 4 in E minor, Op. 44 no 2 by Felix Mendelssohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Henschel String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
3.
Pieces (4) for String Quartet, Op. 81 by Felix Mendelssohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Henschel String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827-1847; Germany 

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