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Marlboro Festival - Mendelssohn: String Quintets / Laredo, Kavafian


Release Date: 02/01/2007 
Label:  Cbs Masterworks Portrait Catalog #: 45883   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Jaime LaredoAni KavafianHeiichiro OhyamaKim Kashkashian,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

An exceptionally fine performance of the Mendelssohn string quintets by Jaime Laredo, Ani Kavafian, Heiichiro Ohyama, Kim Kashkashian and Sharon Robinson can be found on CD45883 (61 minutes: ADD). These are rhythmically alert and spirited readings, played with great charm and eloquence. They are an especially welcome addition to a catalogue that sports no rival version of No. 1 and only one of No. 2. The 1978 recording is one of the best in the batch, exceptionally well balanced with a fine feeling of depth and presence. Strongly recommended.

-- Gramophone [10/1990]
An exceptionally fine performance of the Mendelssohn string quintets by Jaime Laredo, Ani Kavafian, Heiichiro Ohyama, Kim Kashkashian and Sharon Robinson can be found on CD45883 (61 minutes: ADD). These are rhythmically alert and spirited readings, played with great charm and eloquence. They are an especially welcome addition to a catalogue that sports no rival version of No. 1 and only one of No. 2. The 1978 recording is one of the best in the batch, exceptionally well balanced with a fine feeling of depth and presence. Strongly recommended.

-- Gramophone [10/1990]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Quintet for Strings no 1 in A major, Op. 18 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Jaime Laredo (Violin), Ani Kavafian (Violin), Heiichiro Ohyama (Viola),
Kim Kashkashian (Viola), Sharon Robinson (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826/1832; Germany 
2.
Quintet for Strings no 2 in B flat major, Op. 87 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sharon Robinson (Cello), Ani Kavafian (Violin), Heiichiro Ohyama (Viola),
Jaime Laredo (Violin), Kim Kashkashian (Viola)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 

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